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War in Syria. War in Yemen. War in Afghanistan. Major conflict continuing in Iraq, Somalia, Congo, Nigeria and Mali. Burning disputes in at least two dozen more locations, ranging from Ukraine and Kashmir, to Myanmar and Colombia. Around the world, peoples in crisis – and their neighbours – struggle to live with the daunting consequences of violence: economic, social and political upheaval, unprecedented refugee flows, and widespread suffering and loss of life. They desperately need help.
For 20 years, Alert has worked with the private sector to promote conflict-sensitive business practices and the role of the private sector in peacebuilding.
The media have played a key role in Nepal’s transition from autocratic monarchy to a functioning multiparty democracy, and media houses have become increasingly effective in raising the public’s demand for increased government accountability. Find out more.
Incidents of election fraud and violence in the Bangsamoro region in the Philippines will lead to a multitude of conflicts, warned International Alert.
Women and children have borne the heaviest brunt of the conflict in northeast Nigeria. Thousands have been held captive, raped and forced into marriage with Boko Haram fighters. When they return home from captivity, their ordeal isn’t over; they are stigmatised and rejected by their own families and communities.
Our vision is that people and their societies can resolve conflicts without violence, working together to build sustainable and inclusive peace.
Find out how peace clubs in communities and schools are addressing the psychosocial wounds caused by transgenerational trauma of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi.
Twenty-five years after Rwanda’s Genocide against the Tutsi, the country looks hopefully to the future. Read Alexis' story to find out how a Pineapple Plantation helped.
Muslim mothers of Baseco in the Philippine capital of Manila launched on March 30 a rice for peace social enterprise that will provide additional income opportunities to women and sustain the community-run madrasa (Islamic school) that teaches Islamic values and way of life to Muslim youth. Ummahat Baseco, a group of women who have been supporting the provision of basic services in one of the country's biggest slums since 2007, recently formed the Ummahat Manila Enterprises (UMME) to raise funds for the operations of the Mahad Baseco Madrasa and remuneration of ustadzes (Islamic teachers) who will teach young Muslims in the enclave to be resilient to the lure of illegal activities and extremist ideologies and recruitment.
The province of Lanao del Sur launched today a new and more powerful early response network (ERN) involving local disaster risk reduction and management officers (LDRRMO) from 39 municipalities and one city that will share information using advanced technologies and work together to prevent violent conflict, disasters, and displacement.
International Alert works with Anglo American to incorporate conflict-sensitivity into the company’s operations in fragile environments, and to advocate for more respect for human rights and greater understanding of conflict-sensitivity within the extractive sector.
Working to ensure that companies and institutions working or investing in fragile environments do not inadvertently exacerbate or fuel conflict, but instead operate in a way that promotes peaceful and inclusive societies.
"As a cross-border trader, my work allows me to build a peaceful future, to help contribute good things towards society and allows us to work and live together in harmony," says Safari.
By tackling harmful social norms and promoting economic empowerment has resulted in a decrease in sexual, physical and emotional violence, improved family relations and an increase in livelihoods.