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In South and Southeast Asia we work with local people to improve public security and access to justice, and advise on how businesses can operate in a conflict-sensitive way.

Nepal quake, one year on

One year on from the first of two earthquakes that devastated Nepal, killing over 8,700 people and destroying over 800,000 homes, International Alert continues to call for any post-disaster humanitarian aid and reconstruction in the country to be delivered in a way that is sustainable, empowers women and marginalised groups and contributes to lasting peace in the country.

Recovering from Nepal’s earthquake: It’s not only the ‘what’, but also the ‘how’ that matters

One year ago, Nepal was devastated by a major earthquake that took over 8,700 lives and caused widespread destruction to 14 of the country’s 75 districts. One major and countless smaller aftershocks added to the carnage, casualties and immense trauma that people experienced. While on this day we want to honour and remember the lives that were lost, it is also a time to reflect on how to support those that are still picking up the pieces of their former homes, communities and livelihoods.  

Local development in Myanmar

This project aims to support the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to integrate conflict sensitivity and social cohesion responsiveness into poverty eradication and local development programmes in Myanmar. We will provide knowledge-management, capacity development and policy support, including researching international and Myanmar-specific good practice, designing and delivering training to national actors, and designing an indicator framework for conflict-sensitive and social-cohesion responsive local development in Myanmar.

Alert's partner urges Malaysia to re-open trade border with southern Philippines

Sulu, Philippines, 16 April 2016: The Malaysian government must "immediately reopen" its borders in Sabah to travelers and commercial traders from southern Philippines, according to International Alert's partner Lupah Sug Bangsamoro Women Association Inc. The association also called on the Philippine government to engage in dialogue with Malaysia and "take collaborative and nuanced actions to address security and economic issues in its shared borders".

Challenging stereotypes, promoting reconciliation

On Wednesday 16 March in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, International Alert in partnership with the British Council hosted a public screening of three episodes from its six-episode film series

Peacebuilding in the Philippines

International Alert's CEO Harriet Lamb made her first country visit to the Philippines in February, to gain a first-hand and in-depth understanding of our work in the region.