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Curtailing Environmental Harms in Armed Conflict

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A slime-pit from a local phenol manufacturing plant on the outskirts of New York, formerly Novgorodske, on the front line in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, July 2021. © 2021 Andriy Andriyenko/SOPA Images via AP Images November 6 is the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. The environment is often a silent casualty of war, so the day is an important opportunity to reflect on the ways armed conflicts often damage the environment and the need to safeguard the long-term health, security, and livelihood of…

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