The Human Cost

Day 8 of the 10-day Conflict Memory & Education programme will look at the impact on children of conflicts across the globe today.

From 4:00pm you can hear my interview with Prof. Panos Vostanis, World Awareness for Children in Trauma www.wacit.org

The aim of this 10-day programme is to have several conversations with issue experts looking at conflict memory and how we teach about it / open dialogue about it, in educational settings. The majority of people I talk to only ‘understand’ today’s global conflicts in terms of facts – dates, victims, winners & losers, We need to amplify the existing good practice to ensure people are both aware and understand the situation.

The interview is now on the Conflict Reportage Archive Facebook Pageclick here

‘How was WACIT born? This evolved through discussions and longstanding with friends, colleagues, volunteers, and ex-victims who share the belief that ‘there is always hope’, even in the most adverse circumstances of individual and collective trauma. We wanted to bring at the forefront and join up good and innovative practice, as well as the emerging evidence, in a comprehensive model, and research and training materials that can be used by groups and individuals in the most remote areas of the world.’ 

Documentary recommendation on BBC iPlayer: The Windermere Children: In Their Own Words

The story of the pioneering project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust on the shores of Lake Windermere. In the year that marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Holocaust, this powerful documentary, which accompanies the BBC Two drama, The Windermere Children, reveals a little-known story of 300 young orphaned Jewish refugees, who began new lives in England’s Lake District in the summer of 1945. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000dt7g/the-windermere-children-in-their-own-words

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