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close this bookHandbook on War and Public Health (ICRC, 1996, 470 p.)
close this folderChapter 9 - PROTECTING THE VICTIMS OF ARMED CONFLICTS
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Open this folder and view contentsI. DEFINITION OF THE GENERAL FRAMEWORK
Open this folder and view contentsII. SPECIFIC POINTS OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW USEFUL FOR HEALTH-CARE PERSONNEL
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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 cause peaceful situations to develop into war;

- the factors that favor a return to peace.