Civilian Protection in Urban Sieges: Capacities and practices of first responders in Syria

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Abstract

Urban conflict in Syria has had devastating impacts on besieged civilians targeted by deliberate bombing and human rights abuses. Local actors, some with an overt humanitarian mandate, engage in first response activities, but often lack sufficient training, equipment and operationalisation. Our research from four besieged urban areas finds a range of capabilities, understandings and mandates within six different sets of organisations involved in first response. Our mixed-methods research methodology points to a strong evidence-base of the needs and strengths of organisations undertaking first response, and how external agencies can better support them.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherInternational Institute for Environment and Development
Pages1 to 64
Number of pages64
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78431-494-1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017

Publication series

NameUrban Crises Learning Fund

Keywords

  • Conflict, humanitarian response, human rights, Syria, urban crises, civil society

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    Morrison, C. (2017). Civilian Protection in Urban Sieges: Capacities and practices of first responders in Syria. (pp. 1 to 64). (Urban Crises Learning Fund). International Institute for Environment and Development.