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The award will help us to continue supporting our local peacebuilding partners operating in war torn communities in Nigeria and DR Congo; forgotten conflicts which receive little international attention or support.
Thanks to the Players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we will be able to rescue and reintegrate more child soldiers and support young people at risk of joining extremist groups to secure jobs, build sustainable livelihoods and turn away from violence.
We will bring people together to create safer, more peaceful, and happier communities in the world’s most dangerous places.
We will continue to build sustainable peace in places that have only known conflict.
Dylan Mathews, Chief Executive of Peace Direct, said: “I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for believing with us in the power of non-violence and local action – with your continued dedication, we are building safer communities and peaceful futures across the world.”
With Players’ support, we were able to expand our reach to war-torn communities across the world, helping to reintegrate child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reducing incentives to join armed groups through livelihood building in Northern Nigeria, and developing mechanisms to settle disputes non-violently in Syria, Sudan and the DRC.
All of this work was made possible by the generosity of Players, and we are delighted that our partnership continues into 2019.
For further info, please contact Claudia Elliot at Peace Direct on 07792114449 or [email protected]
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