n Conflict Trends - Responding to complex emergencies - : trends

Volume 2003, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


In the last decade, the increase in complex humanitarian emergencies has dramatically changed the nature of the international response to conflict situations. Conflicts have shifted from mainly inter-state hostilities, between two or more defined military groupings, to mainly intra-state hostilities where the warring parties are often difficult to define and civilians are deliberately targeted and are made a part of and affected by war much more than before.

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