296pp., paperback, London, 2022
In 1993, Gareth Owen volunteered to go to Somalia with an Irish aid agency s part of Operation Restore Hope. Part memoir, part history and part politics, this is his personal account of the struggle to provide humanitarian relief during this notorious peacekeeping operation.
"Breaks through the hidden silences that still surround discussion concerning interventions in theatres of war." Brad Evans, Professor of Politics Violence and Aesthetics, University of Bath
Gareth Owen has been Humanitarian Director at Save the Children UK since 2007. He has led responses to numerous conflicts and disasters, co-founded the START Network and is Chair of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy.