Create Syria: Meet the artists

Eleven artists and cultural figures are exploring how art, in particular their artistic practice, can support dialogue and resilience among refugees and communities in Lebanon as part of Create Syria, a joint project by International Alert, the British Council and Ettijahat - Independent Culture.

Security that protects

Lebanon should upgrade the systems of its security institutions in a way that strengthens protection of the Lebanese communities and the Syrian refugees they host, according to Alert’s new policy brief with Lebanon Support.

Iraq war


The outcomes of the Chilcot report are a sober and solemn reminder of the grave consequences of a failure to pursue peace first. 

Women and land rights in Rwanda

A recent study by International Alert has explored how Rwanda’s customary law and culture favours men over women with regard to land rights, and called for measures to overcome this discrimination.

Business advocacy for peace

Much ink has been spilt on arguing that economic issues trigger conflict, but what is certain is that the economy can also contribute to peace. This is the rationale behind International Alert’s ‘Business advocacy for peace’ project, which operates in the South Caucasus and Turkey.

Citizens decide

International Alert has organised a series of citizen forums in the headquarters of the Hay Ettadhamen municipality in Tunisia, aimed at giving local residents a voice in decision-making over the council’s budget spending in 2017.

Starting the healing process

A series of summer peace education camps that International Alert is supporting for vulnerable children in Ukraine have got under way.

In total 25 camps will take place across the country with the support of EU funding, and the first two of these have now started – one in Odessa in the south of the country, and one in the centre near the capital Kyiv.

Talking Peace Festival 2016

To coincide with UN International Peace Day (21 September) and to mark its 30th anniversary, International Alert will hold its third annual Talking Peace Festival in London on 21 September – 2 October 2016.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, patron of International Alert, said: “Always building, always challenging, always inspiring. For 30 years. I am very proud to be associated with International Alert’s history”.

International Alert welcomes historic ceasefire in Colombia

Spanish version here

International Alert welcomes the announcement of a bilateral ceasefire agreement by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Playing for peace in Nigeria

Girls participating in a skipping rope race.

Last month, International Alert, UNICEF and Herwa Community Initiative, organised a series of sporting activities for hundreds of girls and boys living in four of the largest displacement camps in northeast Nigeria.