Exhibition on urban warfare and its impact on the civilian population
24 septembre 2017, 8 h 00 min - 1 juillet 2018, 18 h 00 min CESTGratuit
This exhibition draws on video and audio recordings from the ICRC’s archives dating as far back as 1922 to show the staggering toll that wars have taken on cities and the people living in them. But it also tells of people’s resilience and what the ICRC has done to help. The objects on display were collected in 2017 by ICRC staff members in two particularly hard-hit cities in Iraq: Ramadi, in Anbar Province, and Baiji, in Salah al-Din Province.
The exhibition is being held from 24 September 2017 to 1 July 2018 in the Humanitarium at the ICRC’s headquarters in Geneva. Members of the public can visit it free of charge during the opening hours of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.
On this topic, you can also read the paper of Oscar Felipe Chavez Aguirre about the new challenges in context of violent urban settings published in the 7th issue of Humanitarian Alternatives.