|Handbook on War and Public Health (ICRC, 1996, 470 p.)|
|Chapter 9 - PROTECTING THE VICTIMS OF ARMED CONFLICTS|
Protecting the victims of armed conflicts is a field in which humanitarian aid is both much in demand and particularly difficult to implement. The context of this protection is defined by the following sequence, the three main elements of which will be briefly described:
- the conditions permitting peace;
- the factors that favor a return to peace.