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Image credit: Greg Funnell: A 'Peace Market' set up with support from Centre Résolution Conflits in the village of Kilya, DR Congo
Despite the impact COVID-19 poses to civil society and our collective ability to respond to conflict, we are resolute in continuing support for those communities around the world who are most affected. The continued support from People’s Postcode Lottery players gives us the strength and hope to continue our important mission towards peace.
With players support in 2020, we worked with partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. We were able to support 2,056 people directly, and our extended impact reached even more.
Some of the highlights we are particularly proud of are:
Read more about what we achieved with our partners last year in our 2020 Impact Report, prepared for the People’s Postcode Lottery.
Dylan Mathews, Chief Executive of Peace Direct, said: “I’m proud our partnership with the People’s Postcode Lottery has continued into its third year. In 2020, we focussed on responding to the global health crisis; supporting our partners to adapt their work, bringing communities together virtually, and shining a spotlight on grassroots peacebuilders.”
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