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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.


journalists were trained in conflict-sensitive media reporting as part of our project in Nepal.

Typhoon Haiyan

International Alert along with everyone else was shocked by the human and physical devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda) when it struck the Philippines last week.

3 million

people are estimated to be in the Sri Lankan diaspora, which has been a key actor throughout the peace process, war and post-war period in the country.


of Pakistan's population is dependent on agriculture and according to the United Nations Development Programme, it is the third most vulnerable country in the world to floods.


was a watershed moment for Myanmar, as the country's military rulers started to gradually loosen their authoritarian hold over the country and open it up to economic investment.

'Diaspora Diaries': Reflections of the filmmaker

Kannan Arunasalam is a documentary filmmaker and narrative journalist. He was born in Jaffna, grew up in London, and returned to Sri Lanka in 2005. This year, International Alert commissioned Kannan to make filmed portraits of Sri Lankan diaspora members, to illustrate the potential of diaspora to inspire peace and reconciliation in their countries of heritage.