Symposium Report: Digital Risks In Armed Conflicts

This report summarizes the key findings and action points coming out of the symposium on digital risks in armed conflicts and other situations of violence, held in December 2018 by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The two-day event brought together representatives from humanitarian organizations, academia, tech companies and governments, as well as donor representatives. Discussions focused on how the use of digital technologies, including by parties to conflict and private companies, but also by the humanitarian sector as part of a humanitarian response, could put crisis-affected people at risk and make them more vulnerable both on- and offline.