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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01833-N
Date : 14/06/2017
Country/Region : SYRIA; IRAQ; YEMEN
Title : Urban warfare : no one is spared as cities become battlefields
Duration : 00:09:17
Director : ARMSTRONG. Krista
Cameraman : various
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
MARDINI, Robert (director of Operations Near and Middle East, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Production reference : AV598N
Description : 21st century wars are taking place in cities: urban warfare has become the norm, the battles are in people’s homes, on their doorsteps, in their streets, their schools, and their hospitals. In a new report, the International Committee of the Red Cross reveals the human consequences of modern warfare, the findings, says the ICRC’s director of operations for the middle east Robert Mardini, are disturbing.
The report "I saw my city die" shows that in the last three years, 70 per cent of all civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria took place in cities. Between 2010 and 2015, nearly half of all civilian war deaths worldwide occurred in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.
War in cities destroys not just the homes people live in, but the very fabric of family life.
From Syria, to Yemen, to Iraq, all those caught up in urban conflict yearn for one simple thing: the chance to return home and resume normal everyday life. But in Mosul, parts of the city have suffered catastrophic damage, and the battle isn’t over yet.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Urban warfare : no one is spared as cities become battlefields
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422