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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