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'Sally Becker partly redeemed the good name of Western Europe by the heroic work that she carried out in Bosnia at the height of the war.Tom Gallagher Professor of  the study of  Ethnic  Conflict  and  Peace  at  the  Department of  Peace studies at Bradford University. 

Moved by the images of suffering, Sally Becker set off to the war torn region of Bosnia Herzegovina determined to try and help. It was 1993 and the country was in the midst of a civil war. Croats, Muslims and Serbs were fighting for control of Mostar where 50,000 people were trapped on the east side of the city, crammed into an area just twenty miles long. There was no electricity and very little food and the area was constantly targeted by snipers and rocket propelled grenades. No one could get in or out of the city and people were dying for want of the most basic medical supplies. Sally was approached by an officer from the United Nations and asked to help a child in need of medical treatment. With permission from the warring parties, she drove an ambulance across the front line and began ferrying sick and injured children and their families to safety. Read more

When the war spread to Kosovo Sally and her volunteers brought convoys of aid to the region but as the conflict escalated, the aid agencies pulled out and the borders were closed. Sally crossed the mountains on foot to bring medical supplies to a hospital in Junik, a town surrounded by Serb forces where she was asked to take sick and injured children across the border to Albania. Read more


In July 2012 Sally carried the Olympic flag for Peace and Justice alongside Mohammed Ali and Ban Ki-moon at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games.


In 2016 she founded Road to Peace (later known as Save a Child) to help sick and injured children in areas of conflict. When ISIS invaded Iraq she travelled to Mosul to help victims of ISIS. Read more

When Russia declared war on Ukraine, Sally was asked to help rescue orphaned children from the war torn region and over the next few months she helped evacuate 240 children and mothers.


A truly passionate advocate of those who have been affected by war, Sally Becker is a powerful, humorous and inspirational keynote speaker who draws upon her own experiences in some of the worlds worst conflict zones to show that with determination and courage virtually anything is possible. If you'd like to book her for your event please click here. 

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