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18 Sep 2009 description
report British Red Cross

With millions of lives around the world being devastated by ongoing conflicts, the Red Cross believes inspiring the next generation of active humanitarian citizens is a job that should be taken seriously.

This year's Red Cross youth camp exploring international humanitarian law (IHL) - the rules that apply in wartime to prevent crimes such as recruitment of child soldiers, rape and wilful destruction of civilian life - took place at the end of August in the remote Serbian town of Vrnjacka Banja.

Alison MacDougall, a teacher at St Kentigern's Academy in Blackburn, West …