HCRI hosts 3rd annual Young People in Humanitarianism conference

The University of Manchester’s Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) is marking the third successful outing of its annual Young People in Humanitarianism conference.

The full-day event was attended by a delegation of schoolchildren aged 13-14 from Buile Hill Visual Arts College in Salford, and three of their teachers, and two home-schooled children.

The day concentrated on three themes: ‘Human Rights - People’s republic of Greater Manchester’, ‘The journey of a refugee’, and ‘Disasters and climate change’. Each stream was guided by HCRI postgraduate students, who demonstrated specific humanitarianism issues by employing a mix of engaging and informative activities that piqued the children’s curiosity and allowed them to discover current issues at the forefront of the sector.

The young delegation’s positive feedback was testimony to the event’s success, with students communicating their satisfaction with the day and how it made them change the way they think about global issues.

The day was organised by Dr Jessica Hawkins, HCRI Director, and HCRI postgraduate students, with support from Amanda McCorkindale and Dan Ellis from the HCRI office.

Click here to watch Dr  Hawkins discuss the Young People in Humanitarianism Conference.

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