Ith Reference to One Major International Conflict, Analyse and Assess the Geographical Impacts of Conflicts on the Area

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With reference to one major international conflict, analyse and assess the geographical impacts of conflicts on the area (40) A conflict is a disagreement caused by the actual or perceived opposition of needs, values and interests between people; which can vary in intensity from political non-violent activity, to direct action and violence. When a conflict is created an extensive list of geographical impacts follow, including social, political, environmental or even international impacts. For centuries there was no such conflict. In the 19th century the land of Palestine was inhabited by a multicultural population, approximately 86% Muslim, 10% Christian, and 4% Jewish living in peace. However, in the late 1800s a group in Europe…show more content…
As a result, Palestinians will lose nearly 18% of their share of the basin’s water. The sandy desert soil tends to absorb water and other pollutants such as sewage easily. This along with the groundwater remaining fairly close to the surface leads to easy contamination. This combined with an aging, poorly maintained, and now war-damaged sewage system, has led to groundwater pollution, which could severely affect the lives of many. Secondly, the close relation between the social and environmental impacts that this Middle Eastern conflict is creating for the citizens of both Palestine and Israel becomes evident. In 2010, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported that, almost all of Gaza’s 13,000 families who depend on farming, herding and fishing have suffered damage to their assets during the recent conflict and many farms have been completely destroyed. Owing to a limited agricultural production, people in Gaza are facing an acute shortage of nutritious, locally-produced and affordable food. Over 10,000 Palestinian men, women, and children are held in Israeli prisons. Few of which have had a legitimate trial reporting that Physical abuse and torture are frequent. Palestinian borders are frequently controlled by Israeli forces. Periodically men, women, and children are strip searched, people are beaten, food and medicine are blocked from entering Gaza, producing an

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