Lord Ashdown was Chair of the Humanitarian Emergency Response Review which looked at the way the UK responds to disasters such as the Haiti earthquake and Pakistan floods. Previously he led the Liberal Democrats Party and acted as EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina until 2006. He is currently President of UNICEF UK. Click here to find out more about Lord Ashdown.
When we are confronted by the image of a child trapped in the rubble of an earthquake, or of a family clinging to the roof of a flooded home, we don’t so much commit to help, as feel committed to do so – committed by our shared humanity. It is because the impulse to relieve [...]