REVIVE – reducing explosive violence, increasing victim empowerment A campaign to raise awareness of the impact caused to civilians by explosive violence
In 2018, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Explosive Threats undertook an inquiry to examine the extent of harm caused by explosive violence internationally. The inquiry culminated in a report published in Parliament and presented to Ministers in June.
REVIVE is an awareness and media campaign which focuses on the individuals and organisations providing help and support to victims of explosive violence.
REVIVE targets media and parliamentarians to deliver raised awareness of the impact of being caught up in an explosive incident and the aftermath.
Activity includes: an exhibition of paintings by Syrian refugee children in Parliament, media stories and interviews with prominent personalities and talks and events in Parliament, a visit by media representatives and parliamentarians to the Sir Bobby Charlton Centre in Jordan and the Emergency UK rehabilitation centre in Sulaimanyah, Iraq.
The partner charities in this campaign are:
Action on Armed Violence
Find a Better Way
International Refugee Trust
Legacy of War Foundation
Initial funding for the campaign was generously provided By Bridge Insurance Brokers ltd and Disarmco ltd. Additional funding and sponsorship will be gratefully received.
For the purposes of the inquiry, “explosive violence” refers to explosive weapons that are air-launched, ground-launched or are deployed as an improvised explosive device (IED). The definition also includes landmines and explosive remnants of conflict.
Felix Fund – the bomb disposal charity for the EOD & Search community
Felix Fund is here to help any military from across all three services and SO15 (Metropolitan Police counter Terror Unit) personnel who have conducted or assisted with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Search duties. We provide welfare support and financial assistance to serving personnel, veterans and their dependents.