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'Children of war: when playground becomes battleground'
Thu 15 December 2016, 18:15 – 20:00 GMT
Children of war: when playground becomes battleground
A discussion with Save The Children
How does Save the Children work to protect children threatened by modern conflicts? What are the main challenges of humanitarian action in regards to child protection? How can we make our contribution?
UCL MA Human Rights students are delighted to invite you to participate in a panel discussion with Save the Children. The talk will focus on the NGO’s action in the ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. The challenges that the charity face in these three countries differ considerably but the common goal to protect children in war zone remains. The threats posed to children by these conflicts will be presented by Mark Kaye, children’s rights advocate and policy advisor. As a member of Save the Children’s Conflict and Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Teams, Mark has a wealth of experience in emergency response. He will be presenting on Save the Children's humanitarian campaign in Iraq, Syria and Yemen and will share with the audience his personal field experience in these conflicts.
The talk will be chaired by Dr. Saladin Meckled-Garcia, Director of the UCL Institute for Human Rights and Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and Political Theory.