Today, Peace Insight launches its fifth edition of Peace Dispatch

Peace Dispatch is a unique new feature, mapping live incidences of violence alongside context analysis by local peacebuilding experts. It brings together instances of violent outbreaks alongside instances of local peacebuilding, showing exactly what is being done to halt violence and build peace in the aftermath.

In this month's edition, Local Peacebuilding Experts from Afghanistan, Burundi, Colombia, India (Kashmir), Lebanon, NigeriaPakistan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen provide their latest analysis of conflict in their areas - and what it means for peacebuilders.

 

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