Conflict and Critical Infrastructure

Can we do more at the community level?

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Conflict and Critical Infrastructure. More of an "art" than a "science". What can we do to better prepare communities disproportionately impacted by conflict? A recent example could be:

"An escalation in fighting is threatening access to safe water and sanitation for 3.2 million people, including 500,000 children, as well as the safety of workers risking their lives to repair damaged infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine."

Everyone is impacted in these situations, from the IO's in the are to the civilian population. I often think about how #emergencymanagement would help to resolve these issues. Of course, conflict is one thing that is not necessarily "resolved" easily, but there are things we can do to prepare the communities to be able to sustain themselves.

This is not unlike what #NATO and other organizations are discussing when the topic of #resilience #preparedness or other issues are raised. Can we, for example, use the CERT model and adapt that to international conflict and resiliency building efforts? It seems to work for other programs such as community policing.

https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/millions-people-risk-being-cut-safe-water-hostilities-escalate-eastern-ukraine