IRRC No. 876

International assistance for victims of use of nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical weapons: time for a reality check?

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At an international level, there are no plans for assisting the victims of a nuclear, radiological, biological or chemical (NRBC) event which are both adequate and safe. This article examines the challenges posed to humanitarian organisations in developing and deploying any capacity to assist victims of an NRBC event, including in terms of the health and security of their personnel bringing this assistance.

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