Explosive Devices and Their Effects on the Government Essay

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“Explosive weapons have a high capacity to damage the social and economic infrastructure upon which civilian populations rely. The destruction of housing, power supplies, water and sanitation systems, health facilities, schools, markets, roads and transport links, and energy infrastructure present direct humanitarian problems, deplete local and national capacity for production and growth, and necessitate high levels of reconstruction expenditure, diverting scarce resources from investments necessary to achieving developmental targets such as the Millennium Development Goals. Explosive weapons may be used to impair the functioning of such infrastructure in an effort to undermine social and community level interactions and challenge the …show more content…
“Explosive weapons have a high capacity to damage the social and economic infrastructure upon which civilian populations rely. The destruction of housing, power supplies, water and sanitation systems, health facilities, schools, markets, roads and transport links, and energy infrastructure present direct humanitarian problems, deplete local and national capacity for production and growth, and necessitate high levels of reconstruction expenditure, diverting scarce resources from investments necessary to achieving developmental targets such as the Millennium Development Goals. Explosive weapons may be used to impair the functioning of such infrastructure in an effort to undermine social and community level interactions and challenge the credibility of the state as a guarantor of public services and human security.”8
Law and order, stability and peaceful environment are obtained in a State when a State is able to establish total control and authority. An IED explosion, or a scare about the presence or probable occurrence of both can have negative impacts and behavioral change in the Civilian population which will lead to collapse in the entire political hierarchy if the situation is not controlled smartly.
8 Richard Moyes, Director of Policy and Research, Landmine Action
Injury Patterns and Trauma Care
Splinter injuries
Multiple penetrating splinter wounds were the most common pattern of injury in the blasts. Splinters included round balls of different sizes, mostly blemished
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