As part of the Humanity Hub’s first seasonal programming theme, focusing on the COVID response, we will share insights by members of the Humanity Hub community and the Hague Peace & Justice ecosystem. This week, we are spotlighting International Alert‘s insights on COVID-19 and peacebuilding.


The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is having a profound impact on peace and conflict around the world.

The presence of conflict is also making it more difficult for emergency responders to tackle the pandemic and reach those most in need.

Peacebuilding must therefore be part of the response to the pandemic, to mitigate and prevent violence, increase the resilience of communities to ongoing shocks, and ensure that healthcare interventions and recovery efforts are sustainable and avoid exacerbating conflict.

> Five ways to build positive peace in pandemic responses

> Why COVID-19 is a call to action for gender equality and peace

> COVID-19: Security forces must stop using violence and be part of the solution