Compounding risks

US navy helicopter drops food to tsunami survivors in Aceh, Indonesia, 2005. Photo © Jefri Aries/IRINInternational Alert’s new policy brief, Compounding risk, explores the relationship between conflicts and disasters, specifically focusing on how the impacts of natural disasters increase the risk of conflict and fragility.

Migrant communities in Pakistan

International Alert has published new research aimed at strengthening the role of the private sector in supporting the peaceful integration of migrant communities in Pakistan, with a special focus on access to security and justice.

Conflict risks in post-earthquake Nepal

International Alert is calling for the government and aid agencies in Nepal to consider 'do no harm' principles in their aid delivery, and to think about including ways to empower excluded groups and to reinforce social cohesion in relief and recovery strategies.

Rien sans les femmes


This article is written by the Ambassador of Sweden Annika Ben David and International Alert’s DRC Country Director Maria Lange. It was first published in the print edition of Le Potentiel on 15 May.

Unrest in Burundi

In recent weeks, protests surrounding the upcoming presidential election in Burundi have resulted in violence, killing more than 20 people and wounding more. Tens of thousands of Burundians have fled the violence to neighbouring states. A coup attempt was launched to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza, amid his bid to be re-elected for a controversial third term.

Talking Peace podcast: Episode 1

We are pleased to present Episode 1 of our Talking Peace podcast, bringing you news and analysis of peace and conflict around the world.

Resilience in the face of crisis

International Alert’s new report calls for strengthening the resilience of Lebanese communities across the country in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Gender and peace in Mali

International Alert recently hosted an event on the importance of gender in peacebuilding in Mali and how it relates to the situation today.

The discussion took place in Mali’s capital Bamako on 14 April and was organised with the support of the EU delegation in the country. Attendees included officials from eight EU member states, the EU training and capacity-building missions in Mali, as well as the World Bank.

Nepal earthquake

International Alert along with everyone else was shocked by the human and physical devastation caused by the earthquake that hit Nepal and neighbouring countries on 25 April.  

The view from the other side

In March International Alert organised a two-day journalist school in Tbilisi for media professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorny Karabakh.