Modern Slavery (Part 2)
Caroline Cox talks about her life of humanitarian work in some of the world’s poorest places.
She’s been chased by the KGB, has risked being shot down in no-fly zones in Sudan, and been an international drugs carrier in a war zone. All in the name of giving a voice to the voiceless – of providing aid, protection and relief to some of the world’s most marginalised and oppressed peoples.
Baroness Caroline Cox of Queensbury – a nurse, lecturer, author, advocate, humanitarian and cross-bench member of the House of Lords in Britain has led a rich and full life that would fill the pages of an adventure novel. For decades she has worked to provide relief to people suffering in countries across the globe.
Determined not to pontificate from afar, her policy has always to go where the people are and the trouble is at its worst. Her commitment and bravery in the face of real threat and deep discomfort is extraordinary.
Caroline Cox is the CEO and founder of HART – Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust. It was our privilege to have her in the studio for a brief chat about her life’s work.