War is an unpleasant subject, but in difficult times children need to know about its effects on people who are much like themselves. War: The World Reacts is a photo illustrated book that shows boys and girls how governments and aid agencies help people who are displaced from their homes and normal activities by war. It also describes how many people around the world work to prevent conflicts and encourage peace. Using eyewitness accounts, this book helps kids understand the problems of people caught up in war. It also suggests school and community projects that kids can take part in as ways of promoting peace. The author cites recent conflicts, including terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center in New York, and wars in Afghanistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Chechnya, Iraq, Cambodia, Bosnia, and other countries. Full-color photos, a glossary of terms, and a short directory of war relief agencies. This book is published in association with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
About the Author
George Weber is Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies