A new exhibition has recently opened at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) North exploring the plights of aid workers.
As part of their wider refuge season, IWM North has recently opened their new exhibition Aid Workers: Ethics Under Fire.
The exhibition focuses on humanitarian organisations around the world who work to support and care for vulnerable populations.
It is open at Imperial War Museum North in Salford until 31st May 2021.
The aid worker exhibition features a number of interactive displays, as well as a number of items used by various real-life aid organisations.
A Médecins Sans Frontières Land Cruiser and an IKEA Better shelter are amongst the items on show.
The inclusion of these items, to show the public the resources that are used in crisis-hit areas.
Personal belongings and diaries of active aid workers are also on display, aiming to give the public an insight into the conditions they face on a daily basis.
Alongside this, the exhibition features a series of videos from active and former aid workers.
The filmed interviews allow for the aid workers to challenge their decisions and explore the lasting impact of the choices made by them.
— Islamic Relief UK (@IslamicReliefUK) October 2, 2020
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, access to the Museum is by a pre-booked online ticket.
Access to the museum is free and visitors are able to book via the website, where they are then sent a scannable ticket.
Due to the significant size of the Museum space, social distancing is easily available and there is curators who maintain the number of people allowed within the exhibition space at any one time.
The museum has implemented a number of safety measures to help create a Covid safe environment.
This is including a number of hand sanitiser stations as well as requiring visitors to scan the NHS covid track and trace QR code upon entry.
For more information and to find out how to book a free ticket, you can visit the IWM website here.