Practice Relating to Rule 55. Access for Humanitarian Relief to Civilians in Need
Section A. Access for humanitarian relief
Kenya’s LOAC Manual (1997) states:
Parties to the conflict shall allow and facilitate rapid and unimpeded passage of all relief consignments and equipment meant for the civilian population, and the personnel accompanying such relief supplies, even if such assistance is for the civilians of the adverse Party. The parties shall have the right to prescribe the technical arrangements, including search, under which such passage is permitted.
The Parties to the conflict shall protect relief consignments and facilitate their rapid distribution.