Gender and conflict

The un-evident victims of armed conflict: Humanitarian workers

Public International Law and Policy Group

The humanitarian mission is being limited by risks brought by armed conflicts.  This blog post discusses the achievements of international law in providing special protection to humanitarian aid personnel as part of global recognition of the humanitarian endeavor.  It also addresses factual information regarding humanitarian workers, illustrating the risks they experience in the field.  To conclude, this blog post exhibits responses that the international community is implementing to mitigate the discrepancy between law and practice.  World Humanitarian Day (August 19th) is an opportunity to remember the relevance of this particular issue and encourage further efforts towards its solution.

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