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Humanitarian corridor

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A humanitarian corridor is a type of temporary demilitarized zone intended to allow the safe transit of humanitarian aid in, and/or refugees out of a crisis region. Such a corridor can also be associated with a no-fly zone or no-drive zone. In practice "humanitarian corridors" have also been suggested as a means of supplying weapons to a besieged force.


Various types of "humanitarian corridors" have been proposed in the Post Cold War era, put forward either by one or more of the warring parties, or by the international community in the case of a humanitarian intervention.

United Nations Safe Areas

United Nations Safe Areas (UN Safe Areas) were humanitarian corridors established in 1993 in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War by several resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.

List of proposed "humanitarian corridors"

  • United Nations Safe Areas
  • Lachin corridor
  • Battle of Grozny (1999–2000)#Siege
  • Cyclone Nargis#Activists respond to the blockade of aid
  • Humanitarian impact of the 2008 South Ossetia war
  • 2008 Nord-Kivu campaign#Humanitarian aid corridor
  • Gaza War (2008–09)#Humanitarian ceasefires
  • 2011 Libyan civil war#Potential military–humanitarian coordination
  • Syrian conflict peace proposals
  • References

    Humanitarian corridor Wikipedia