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Urban webinar #6: Humanitarian interventions in situations of urban violence

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Resource type:Audio-visual material
Keywords:Conflict, violence & peace, Disaster preparedness, Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Protection, human rights & security, Urban
Date published:January 2014

Urban violence, even though it may not qualify as warfare under international humanitarian law, can involve large numbers of people who are killed, injured, raped, kidnapped, tortured and forcibly displaced. Violence is sometimes short-lived, but it can also become chronic. Urban violence is a particular and challenging context for humanitarian organisations.

This webinar is based on ALNAP’s latest Lessons Paper Humanitarian Interventions in Situations of Urban Violence (to be published on the ALNAP website shortly). The author of the paper, Elena Lucchi, will present important emerging lessons and raise awareness of the humanitarian consequences of urban violence. Intended primarily for field staff involved in programme design and evaluation, the webinar will help humanitarian organisations to start establishing criteria for engagement in situations of urban violence and to improve humanitarian responses, which specifically address the effects of violence. A number of case studies will be used to illustrate the main lessons.

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