International Alert aims to make a difference. In villages in Rwanda, eastern DRC and Peru, among divided communities in Kyrgyzstan, the South Caucasus and Myanmar, between politicians of different allegiances in Beirut, the Philippines and Uganda, our work does just that. Our work is about the people in those communities, villages and groups. We help them to recover in the aftermath of armed conflict, strengthen institutions to provide protection against looming violence, and bring people together to find ways of resolving their differences peacefully. Building peace relies on the determined efforts of ordinary local people working for a more secure future, as well as commitment from governmental and nongovernmental agencies at local, national and international levels. It takes patience, perseverance and courage. And it often requires the kind of support that Alert can provide.
- Date:August 2013