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UK aid being loaded on the RAF Herclues aircraft ready to be air dropped over northern Iraq
06 May 2021

On 1 February, the Myanmar military overthrew the elected government. By 1 May, the British government had cut millions of pounds of already committed aid, ending live programmes, including projects supporting people in Myanmar to resolve conflicts without violence and achieve peaceful change.

03 May 2021

Does new media support or threaten press freedom and peace in Nepal? For #WorldPressFreedomDay Senior Programme Officer Bijay Chhetri discusses this issue.

01 May 2021

Four civilians were killed, two of them women, after getting caught in the crossfire of the war between the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters-Karialan Group (BIFF) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesay, 28 April in Southern Philippines.

16 April 2021

Alert partners on the Principles of Peace initiative, with our Nigeria team developing a systematic basis of knowledge to guide the development of inclusive peace processes by coordinating participatory stakeholder consultations.

A peacebuilding workshop in the Mindanao, Philippines. Credit: Conciliation Resources
13 April 2021

Conciliation Resources, International Alert and Saferworld started the Peace Research Partnership (PRP) in 2017, a process of participatory research with partners and communities in conflict-affected areas around the world. The aim was to generate and share knowledge about how international actors, like INGOs and donors, can best support peaceful and inclusive change in conflict contexts.

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01 April 2021

Entitlement collapse is spreading in the Bangsamoro and in other poverty-stricken urban poor settlements in primary urban areas in the country.

UK aid provide shelter kits with Royal Air Force
31 March 2021

On the 16th of March, the UK released its long-awaited Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.How does the Integrated Review measure up on peace and security? We scored the Review on key indicators for peace.

29 March 2021

Recent clashes between military forces and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters serve as preview of more violence in Maguindanao.

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23 March 2021

We have been made aware that individuals in Mali have been falsely claiming to work for International Alert in order to solicit money from businesses and donors.

15 March 2021

Ten years after the revolution, with protest movements rising yet again in Tunisia, what hope do young people hold for the future? International Alert Tunisia's documentary 'Feeling what's going on' offers a deep-dive into two of Greater Tunis' popular quarters, Douar Hicher and Ettadamen.

12 March 2021

Nepal transitioned to federalism in 2015, bringing a shared sense of hope and optimism after political instability but has everyone felt the dividends of federalism?

08 March 2021

To stop violence against women and girls we must challenge the gender norms and expectations around women, men, boys and girls that drive violence. Find out how.

08 March 2021

Domestic violence is a huge threat to women in Kyrgyzstan. Meet the religious leaders who are challenging violence against women in their communities.

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07 March 2021

We are deeply concerned to hear of the arrest of our colleague in Tunisia Mehdi Barhoumi along with two other civil society activists yesterday. We join in solidarity with civil society organisations in calling for their swift release.

22 February 2021

Mike Young has decided to move on from his role as International Alert's CEO at the end of February.

A child receives a vaccination at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, DRC in 2018
16 February 2021

The second Ebola outbreak in DRC in 2018 may seem like a whole other health crisis ago. But due to COVID-19, its lessons for effective health responses are more relevant now than ever.

03 February 2021

Two-hour course by International Alert and Thomson Foundation is now available online to help journalists in Ukraine tackle minformation and cover COVID-19 conflict sensitively.

01 February 2021

Caroline Brooks, Programmes Manager at International Alert, shares some of the key take aways from the peace education webinar she chaired.

Indigenous Teduray residents of Barangay Itaw, South Upi, Maguindanao flee to safety on 3 January 2021 after armed men believed to be members of the BIFF burned down their homes allegedly to force them to leave their lands. Photo credit: Ferdinandh Cabrera
26 January 2021

An explosion of clan feuding and land related conflict in 2019 threatens to stall the momentum towards peace in the Bangsamoro region, finds the 2020 Conflict Alert report, a subnational conflict monitoring system focused on Mindanao in the Philippines.

08 January 2021

At this event International Alert shared findings from its report 'Peace education in formal schools: Why is it important and how can it be done?'