Talks

The Impact of Disaster | Cat Carter

Cat Carter reports on all sorts of crises for Save the Children, from natural disasters like earthquakes and floods, to man-made catastrophes such as war and famine – interviewing, writing, photographing, bearing witness and responding on the ground to humanitarian needs. In her talk Cat shares her experiences and explores the impact the work has had on her life and well being.

Cat has spent the last year and a half travelling to the Syria region to interview Syrian children and families and document their experiences. Key themes emerging from these interviews are the use of explosive weapons in populated civilian areas, the targeting of children, and the extensive use of torture.
Cat Carter has worked for Save the Children for the last six years. She is currently the Head of the Humanitarian Information & Communications Unit, based in London.Her job takes her around the world, making sure the world knows about emergencies, and the children and families caught up in them. Cat reports on all sorts of crises, from natural disasters like earthquakes and floods, to man-made catastrophes such as war and famine – interviewing, writing, photographing, bearing witness and responding on the ground to humanitarian needs.