The Environment - a “Silent Victim” of Armed Conflicts


  • Filofteia Repez
  • Mirela Atanasiu


environment; protection; armed conflicts; responsibility; victim; army


The environment is an essential element of human existence, a result of the interference of
natural elements, soil, water, air, climate, biosphere, with elements created by human activity. As in a
domino effect, various issues such as pollution, ozone depletion, climate warming, drought,
desertification, etc., have a significant negative impact on human health, life and safety. Ensuring
environmental protection in times of peace or armed conflict is on the agenda of international and
regional organizations as well as in the attention of the world states armies. For example, within the
framework of their activities, the Romanian Armed Forces have attributions in the field of
environmental protection. The article aims to highlight the fact that the environment becomes a silent
victim in armed conflicts and that it is necessary to protect it in order to ensure sustainable
development, well-being and peace in the world.




How to Cite

Repez, F. ., & Atanasiu, M. . (2020). The Environment - a “Silent Victim” of Armed Conflicts: Array. Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, 12(2). Retrieved from