African Union: ICRC calls on all parties to conflict to respect IHL in urban warfare

Safe Access to Urban Services in Armed Conflict and Violence

Diane Misenga Kibeya

Deputy Head of Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross to the African Union

15th International Conference on Urban Health
Managing Urbanization for Health: A Priority for all Nations
Kampala 26-30 November 2018

In an urbanizing world, armed conflict and violence are urbanizing too.

Increasing numbers of people around the world are living through armed conflict in towns and cities, or experiencing chronic urban violence. This affects their health severely.

Armed conflicts are increasingly taking place in cities and towns. Urban space is fought over in ways not widely known for decades – since the Second World War and the wars in South East Asia.

The experience of…

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