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Humanitarian Access in Situations of Armed Conflict:

Practitioners’ Manual and Handbook on the International Normative Framework

Humanitarian Access in Situations of Armed Conflict: Practitioners’ Manual v2

Humanitarian Access in Situations of Armed Conflict: Handbook on the International Normative Framework v2 

These resources have been developed under an initiative of the Government of Switzerland with support from Conflict Dynamics.

These practical resources address current challenges in securing and sustaining humanitarian access. A Consultation Group involving the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – has guided and actively contributed to the resources through all stages of development.

The Practitioners’ Manual and Handbook are designed to assist humanitarian practitioners in structuring their approaches to access in order to achieve greater humanitarian impact in situations of armed conflict.  The resources are also intended for people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection themselves, officials of affected States and national authorities, parties to armed conflict, international organizations, and donors who support humanitarian action.

Download the Practitioners’ Manual v2 and Handbook on the International Normative Framework v2