conflict is not a matter of you get what you deserve. how are some people innocent victims of conflict?

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stolperia eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Probably the most obvious example of people not deserving what they experience as a result of conflict is visible by looking at the impact of any war upon the civilians living in the area where the actual fighting takes place. Children who are completely innocent and uninvolved in any way with whatever is causing the fight may be injured, killed, orphaned, deprived of food and shelter and education - none of which they deserve. Others who could be affected by such a situation could include the elderly, the handicapped, and citizens who simply aren't among the fighters.

Another example could be to look at children of divorce. The children are generally not the reason for such an action, but they are the ones who have to adjust to living with only one parent at a time, possibly in reduced financial circumstances, with radical changes in family dynamics and responsibilities and opportunities resulting through no fault of their own.