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Conflict sensitivity: Saferworld’s approach

Conflicts often revolve around competition for power or resources. By introducing new resources into an area, or by altering how decisions are taken and policies made, humanitarian or development assistance – as well as international business investment – inevitably has an impact on peace and conflict dynamics in recipient countries. Engagement can, for example, challenge or disrupt existing power relations; equally, when well planned, international assistance can help bring competing groups together, promote more equitable and fair societies, and help to create more peaceful communities.

This leaflet explains conflict sensitivity and demonstrates how it can be useful to development actors.

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