This chapter addresses how intangible cultural heritage can contribute to restoring peace and security in conflict-related emergency situations. Through relevant examples, learners discover how living heritage and communities themselves are heavily affected by multifaceted threats of conflict situations. However, intangible cultural heritage has the potential to be transformed and adapted, and, as such foster reconciliation and increase the resilience of affected communities. The dual role that living heritage can play in the context of emergencies is highlighted, pointing out that it contributes to pursue culturally relevant pathways towards peace restoration, reconciliation between parties, re-establishment of safety and security, and recovery of communities.
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