Come learn with us! Participants are encouraged to attend free of charge if they trade a minimum of 10 hours of remote volunteer time for Humanitarian Bazaar’s War Survivors Advisory civilian protection project. We are developing it in Afghanistan, eastern Ukraine, and Iraq, with help from the people of Bosnia. Otherwise, the cost is 90 km/day for Bosnian citizens (our hosts) or 70 euro/day for internationals. Expert intensive trainees are 350 euro/day for our longer term course with long term advising and support for advanced trainees. All revenue will also go to the War Survivors Advisory civilian protection project. We will open with a briefing over coffee of how international humanitarian protection has evolved from the Bosnian War of 1992-5 to the current conflicts in Syria and Iraq 2012-2017. Then, we will go together along the former front line from Sarajevo’s old town, to the Skenderija bridges where the war began, up to the former front line areas of Kovacici and Grbavica discussing how civilian protection works in real conflicts.
Daniel J Gerstle, founder of Humanitarian Bazaar and the War Survivors Advisory, has managed emergency response, refugee casework, and consulted on protection in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Iraq, Somalia, and recently in the war in eastern Ukraine. See video above.