Conflict locks countries into a cycle of poverty
Very few conflict-affected countries have achieved the Millennium Development Goal poverty-reduction targets. You couldn’t get a clearer indication that conflict causes poverty, makes poverty worse, and stands in the way of reducing poverty.
We works in many countries currently experiencing or recovering from conflict, where peace is fragile and vulnerable.
We provide civilians in war zones with places to go for help, where they can access vital food, shelter and support.
We work with communities to ensure they have a say in peace processes, and we work with women to make sure their voices are heard and that they lead efforts to end violence and address its root causes.