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Dominik Stillhart is director of operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The views expressed are the writer's own.
(CNN)In a year that saw millions of lives torn apart by armed conflict and violence across the globe, indiscriminate attacks against civilians, hospitals, water supplies and power infrastructures, and a failure by states to agree on a mechanism that would have strengthened the rules of war, 2015 was a particularly difficult one. Indeed, it feels as though the world is becoming more violent and turbulent, with not enough political will to stop the carnage.