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 creates a particularly challenging context for humanitarian
This webinar is based on ALNAP’s latest Lessons Paper Humanitarian Interventions in Situations of Urban Violence (to be published on the ALNAP website next week). 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.
The webinar will be chaired by Paul Knox Clarke, Head of Communications and Research (ALNAP) and the main presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with Elena and Kevin Savage,Research Co-ordinator, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs -
World Vision International.