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“In the last analysis, human security means a child who did not die, a disease that did not spread, an ethnic tension that did not explode, a dissident who was not silenced, a human spirit that was not crushed.”
— Mahbub ul Haq

Mahbub-ul-Haq coined the concept of security and classified it into categories of economic, food, health, environment and personal security. Haq outlines human needs for security, and in a world where these needs are not readily available, free, or equally distributed, conflict arises.

When looking at safety issues, it becomes important to consider what motivates persons to act in ways which threatens the safety of others. In a persons bid to attain self-actualization, there is an experience of survival of the fittest, which pushes people to fight or flee.
Conflict, in some cases, is a necessary interaction for development. And in most cases, it retains an animalistic selfishness, whereby one has to ‘overcome’ another in order to attain their need.
The concept of …