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Relief Efforts During World War One
Transcript of Relief Efforts During World War One
Flag days were held to make money for all kinds of wartime projects.
Children were impacted by the war in different ways.
They struggled to understand the reasons behind the war and this as well had and impact that was showed in many ways.
Children and the War
Women and Relief Work
Women and Relief Work
Women supported the war in a variety of ways.
Women sent relief supplies to suffering Europeans.
They also enrolled in the workforce in new ways during WW1.
Women served in the navy and marines, and thousands served as nurses.
Children and the War
The young children did many jobs during World War One.
Some helped out around the house and others outside like collecting objects or money.
Young girls made bandages for the medical crew, and knit or sewed clothing for care packages
By: Julia Guerriero
Relief Efforts During World War One
As the war got under way, other organizations started to help. Such as: -The National Catholic War Council -The Jewish Welfare Board -The Young Women's Christian Association
The refugee crisis had 2 main causes: the first was the occupation of enemies that influenced the people to flee along retreating troops. The second cause was the
state's use of force against it's own people- in other words, organized deportation.
- In 1914-15, Belgian refugees arrived in France and the Netherlands in big numbers. Around 160,000 refugees found shelter in the UK, where the government watched them closely.
- Serbia's defeat to Austrian forces led soldiers and civilians to leave, amounting to one third of the total pre-war population.
- Armenians who managed to escape or survive the massacres carried out by the Turkish troops were scattered across the Middle East and Russia.
Responses to the Armenian Genocide
The Armenian Genocide was the horror committed against the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire by the young Turkish government which held the power at the time.
In 1915, leaders of the Turkish government made a plan to remove and massacre Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire.
The international community convicted the genocide.
During ww1, The Defence of Realm Act (DORA) was used to ensure food that food shortages never happened. One of the essential aims of DORA when it was first introduce was to prevent food shortages.
- Food production and agriculture were essential parts of Canada's war effort, and Ottawa encouraged farmers and food processors to boost their output.
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When the U.S entered the war on April 6th, 1917, women who were not nurses were allowed to enlist in the Navy and Marine Corps.
WW1 marked a new era in women's movements from the home and into the public world.