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The money will help support war torn communities in Syria and the DR Congo and enable further funding for projects in Sudan and northern Nigeria, forgotten conflicts which receive little international attention or support.
Thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we will be able to rescue more child soldiers, support young people in war zones to gain jobs so they do not have to fight, and provide access to justice in places where free and fair law is usually out of reach.
We will bring people together to create safer, more peaceful, and happier communities in the world’s most dangerous places. And we’ll continue to build sustainable peace in places that have only known conflict.
Dylan Mathews, Chief Executive of Peace Direct, said: “Peace Direct is truly grateful to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery for supporting our valuable work with the most vulnerable people around the world. We are working towards a more peaceful world by empowering local people to end conflict within their communities and countries, and to inform international peacebuilding processes. This money will make a real difference to those living in war zones, creating change from the ground up.”
Notes to editors
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