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From 1999 to 2004, the Ituri district, in the extreme north-eastern part of the Congo, was the scene of horrific community violence. An estimated 50,000 people were killed and a further 500,000 displaced during this time.
Land-based conflict has been and countries to be a major factor behind the violence in Ituri, and is perceived as one of the primary sources of tension between the local communities.
In this complex context, several local organisations have come together to form a peacebuilding network. The Reseay Haki na Amani (RHA) is involved in local conflict resolution, mediation and reconciliation. Land-based conflict is central to the work done by RHA.
International Alert's Climate Change and Conflict Adviser, Janani Vivekananda, speaks about climate change and stability in conflict-affected and fragile states at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Waging Peace Conference in the Philippines. Sumilao farmers march.
An appeal for support for the Liberia Peace and Cultural Festival from the President of Liberia and International Alert.
The 3rd Peace and Cultural Festival was held in Ganta, Nimba County, in March 2007. Through dance, poetry, music, theatre and traditional arts, this Festival saw people from different cultural, linguistic and ethnic groups coming together to celebrate peace in a country that was torn apart by 14 years of conflict.
Community Radio in Sao Tome and Principe.
Vopstars artists in action creating a mural to celebrate Peace Day 2009