Misery as Strategy: The Human Cost of Conflict

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  • In conflicts across the world, levels of displacement and hunger are increasing.

The tactics used by leaders, governments and non-state armed groups have much to do with that misery.

  • Caroline Flintoft
  • ICG

From Syria to Yemen, from South Sudan to Venezuela, war and political crisis are causing human anguish on a scale unseen in a generation.

That conflict and crisis take a high human toll is hardly new, of course.

Mez 2bYet the scope of suffering today is striking.

The number of people displaced globally by conflict and persecution stood at 65.6 million at the end of 2016, the greatest number since World War II.

Figures released earlier…

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