There is nothing more gruesome than man-made disasters. While terrorism has rightfully earned that epitaph, armed conflicts and their aftermath are yet to be acknowledged as such. Perhaps because conflicts thrive on hijacking value systems and thrive on our propensity to hate. Only to justify aggression and atrocities. Armed conflict ravages our human security at the foundation, instils fear, distrust and uncertainty. It shatters our humanity and castrates us from what is arguably our rudimentary need to believe in a future. This is what happened in 1993 and again in 2008 in Georgia.