by Diana Quick
A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations
International Day of Peace, 21 September 2018
By Kate Roff
Somalia has experienced civil war for almost 30 years, and with over 70 per cent of its population is under 30 years of age, youth and youth education appear to be the key to a peaceful future in the country.
Le Mali fait face à un conflit toujours plus violent, qui s’est répandu des régions sahéliennes du nord-ouest au centre du pays. En 2018, la violence qui touche le pays est plus intense et plus généralisée que pendant la crise très médiatisée de 2012–2013.
Mali is facing an escalating violent conflict that has spread from the peripheral Sahel regions in the far northwest to the centre of the country. In 2018, the country is faced with a situation where violence is more intense and widespread than during the widely publicised 2012–2013 crisis.
Mali is not experiencing a civil war in the conventional sense but a complex, multidimensional security crisis of interlinked micro-conflicts.
19 April 2018: At times of crises, establishing effective communication with the population is crucial in order to ensure that aid delivery meets the actual needs of those affected. Through the use of the media and other channels, humanitarian organisations and local communities can engage in a communication exchange that allows them to both convey and receive information as part of a two-way process. This approach, which is increasingly being adopted in humanitarian work, asks us to re-think ‘communication’ and to expand our view on what we regard as ‘media’.