History of War

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IWM’s aid worker tribute

IWM North’s new exhibition explores the vital role of aid workers who assist those in need during modern conflicts

Across the world, aid organisations are working to support, care for and protect vulnerable populations forced to flee their homes because of conflict. However, difficult questions arise about who they choose to help, which risks to undertake and whether the presence of aid organisations do more than harm than good. These are some of the challenges that are explored in ‘Aid Workers: Ethics Under Fire’, which is

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