Conflict is affecting resources and increasing economic pressure on the Habila community in the state of South Kordofan, Sudan. Accepted practices are being broken which increases the likelihood of tension escalating to violence. But a violent response to increasing economic pressures and social tensions is not inevitable, as the Badya Centre for Integrated Development, a local peacebuilding organisation from South Kordofan, is well aware.
Sri Lanka’s civil war has left bitter ethnic divisions. For communities desperately in need of reconciliation our Sri Lankan partner, CPBR are bringing together communities who have spent the last 30 years in conflict, by organising inter-faith dialogue groups, inter-community activities and public discussions.
Recent developments have shown the gravity of some of the conflicts that affect the countries in the Sahel. Even in cases where countries are not in outright war, such conflicts can bring violence and destruction, and indeed the risk of wider war. That’s why, over the next two years, Insight on Conflict is expanding to cover local peacebuilders in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger and Nigeria.