History is full of examples of armed conflicts unleashed by religious, territorial or ideological quests. The loss of life, bombings, looting, explosions, rape and torture are just some of the direct consequences of these wars.
These conflicts have long lasting effects that are hard to erase. All over the world there are orphans, traumatized survivors, people who have lost everything, land littered with anti-personnel mines, and cities in ruins. The challenge, then, is to rebuild what has been destroyed.