Homicide, violence and conflict

Homicide rates in  selected countries emerging from conflict  (2007-2013)

In countries emerging from conflict, it is often difficult to disentangle lethal violence that is an aftereffect of conflict, or a lower-intensity continuation of conflict, from violence of a different nature, particularly if the conflict has not been fully resolved. Reducing violence in countries emerging from conflict goes beyond the need to address the roots of the conflict, to include the prevention of surges in violence resulting from organized crime and interpersonal violence, which can flourish in settings with weak rule of law.

 In this chapter, case studies on several countries are available:

  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq
  • South Sudan
  • Haiti
  • Sierra Leone
  • Liberia

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