The living conditions of the inhabitants of combat zones are, in some respects, worse than those of the fighters, who receive priority food, drinks, clothing and fuel. Spontaneous leisure activities are however organized. The conflict in Yugoslavia has attracted efforts by international personalities from the media and the arts to provide leisure experience in the form of concerts and theatre. Children in combat zones play war in imitation of their elders.
Specialized tourism now provides facilities for outsiders to visit war zones, disaster areas and unstable zones such as Anatolia, Kashmir, the Gaza Strip and Northern Ireland.