Violent Conflict

Conflict can be broadly defined as “any situation in which parties perceive they have incompatible goals”. However, violent conflict here will be narrowly defined as a form of conflict where parties engage in physical force, resulting in a loss of life, to advance their objectives. Conflicts can be intra-state, inter-state or multi-state.

Key Insight

  • The entrenched nature of conflict means humanitarian responses will need to be strategic in the long-term to reduce community vulnerability