MISSION | Humanitarian Bazaar’s War Survivors Advisory project aims to reduce the numbers of civilians trapped, injured, and killed in mass violence by helping civilian survivors of past wars transfer their skills and recommendations to those facing war for the first time in the gap before humanitarian aid reaches them. How We Survive, the related documentary film-in-development, tells the story of heroes we met doing this in Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, and Bosnia.
HOW IT WORKS | We research, record, curate, and cultivate survivors’ skills and recommendations for staging on a global digital platform, and then we invite local organizations in high risk areas like hospitals, childcare centers, disabled care centers, and fire stations to work with us to pull the training content and tools they need from that for delivery through them offline via peer trainers, videos, radio spots, manuals, and posters in the areas most at-risk. While advocating to prevent war, and providing humanitarian aid and landmine removal is critical, our project helps local people to try to solve the gap before outside assistance arrives.
WHAT EXACTLY? | Our local survivor heroes offer training and tools for (1) earlier first aid stations, (2) special evacuation technique, (3) shielding & sheltering, (4) childcare in combat, (5) disabled care in combat, (6) gender in crossfire, (7) isolation preparedness, and (8) keeping hope alive.
As for team members, we have brought on a new senior Advisory Group of filmmakers Olga Kravets, Laura Battaglia, Mirta Jusic, and A.H., as well as humanitarian entrepreneur Almut Rochowanski. Meanwhile, our field teams are on standby until new funding arrives to advance the field production and surveys. Thanks to all who have helped so far! The website will be updated soon with new visuals and video. Peace and safety,
–Daniel and the team at Humanitarian Bazaar