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09 October 2019

Integrating mental healthcare and psychosocial support into humanitarian efforts contributes to societies’ ability to recover from conflict, rebuild peaceful societies, and prevent future conflict.

26 September 2019

The Afghan peace process has, so far, demonstrated just about everything peace talks should not be: exclusionary, unrepresentative, short sighted and based on little common agreement and shared understanding of core issues. As the people of Afghanistan prepare for the polls this Saturday 28 September, only a more inclusive and holistic approach can secure any future peace.

21 September 2019

International Alert Kyrgyzstan organise a series of events to celebrate the International Day of Peace.

11 September 2019

To show there is more to Syria than just war, London-based peacebuilding NGO International Alert is marking the International Day of Peace by giving members of the public the opportunity to learn a traditional dance from the Middle Eastern country.

05 September 2019

The new +Peace Coalition announces the launch of the inaugural global Peacebuilding Action Week from 14–21 September 2019.

05 September 2019

Five international organisations join forces to draw attention to the need for greater peacebuilding efforts.

04 September 2019

In Nigeria, Civilian Joint Task Force members have been accused of brutality and of violating people's human rights.

04 September 2019

How International Alert is using dialogue to promote social cohesion and improve community relationships in northeast Nigeria.

04 September 2019

The number of violent incidents and deaths plunged in 2018 in Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines, but the peace remains fragile.

The eight young leaders from Mindanao pose with the Philippines flag
20 August 2019

Eight young leaders from Mindanao in the Philippines will be departing on Friday to Wellington, New Zealand for a four-month bespoke leadership programme.

19 August 2019

Humanitarianism is the concern with the promotion of human welfare. It is therefore, by definition, open to everyone. It is not just within the remit of organisations that deliver aid to people who need it. The same is true of peacebuilding.

19 August 2019

International Alert’s Yara El Moussaoui made the transition from the humanitarian to the related, but often misunderstood, peacebuilding field. To mark International Humanitarian Day, she talks about how the fields intersect to change people’s lives and shares stories from people she has met.

16 August 2019

Annual pop-up restaurant, Conflict Café, is returning to the UK capital on International Peace Day, 21 September – this time celebrating food from the Philippines.

18 July 2019

With most of northeast Nigeria grappling with the effects of the Boko Haram conflict, previously stable communities are under pressure to maintain social cohesion.

Yakaka advocating for peace and reconciliation in her community.
18 July 2019

Yakaka is a community leader promoting community reconciliation in northeast Nigeria. As a woman, she's breaking the mold by leading peacebuilding efforts in her community.

15 July 2019

After joining a two-week participatory videomaking workshop in Quezon City near the Philippines’s capital Manila, 21-year old Mae Arah from conflict-ridden Sulu province realised that she just had a life-altering experience.

26 June 2019

This film chronicles the journey of Boko Haram survivors and their reintegration and acceptance back into their communities, with the help of International Alert.

20 June 2019

Young people take part Discussion Clubs in Kyrgyzstan, a public platform where they can have honest dialogue about freedom of religion, tolerance and democracy.

17 June 2019

International Alert is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Young as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will join Alert in September.

04 June 2019

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.