Protecting civilians in conflict

18 Aug 2017

Experiences of refugees and LWF field staff in conflict areas

The past years have witnessed a constant reduction of space for humanitarians to provide aid. Civilians and aid workers find themselves between the lines. The protection of the lives and the dignity of people in conflict zones is more necessary than ever.

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) operates in some of the most insecure contexts worldwide, and in some of the largest refugee crises. In the following photo essays, refugees and LWF field workers from Northern Iraq, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Colombia share some of their experiences of civilians being targeted in conflict.

Photos: LWF/C. Kästner, Seivan Salim, Elma Okic, Church of Sweden/Therése Naomi Jonsson

World Humanitarian Day 2017