IRRC No. 900
The state of conflicts today: Can humanitarian action adapt?
Reading time 11 min read
How do the dynamics of contemporary armed conflict shape, and constrain, humanitarian action? Is the international humanitarian "system"1 really at breaking point, as is often claimed? Or will it adapt to the changing realities not just of warfare but of global geopolitical shifts – as it has done repeatedly in the past – and evolve into something different?