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The Battle of Mosul: what does it mean to live in a post-Geneva Convention world

Emily Mayhew

The Battle of Mosul in 2017 was a turning point in world history, even though we think of it as just another one of the awful events of today's wars. Not since its founding in 1863, has the International Committee of the Red Cross been unable to provide a neutral source of protection and assistance to the victims of war and therefore declined to provide a presence on the battlefield. What does this mean for all citizens of the world, especially those living under the shadow of continuing, chaotic conflict?