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Good morning, this is Pip. Happy new year and welcome back with our first newsletter of 2022! Today, we’re hearing about an initiative from the World Health Organization that seeks to make peacebuilding a cornerstone of its work in areas affected by conflict.

We’re also looking at the most pressing humanitarian crises and trends to watch as we enter a new year, and learning why the rules of space are in need of a long overdue update.

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Pip Cook


On our radar

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A WHO mobile clinic in northern Iraq providing equitable health services. (Credit: WHO)

🕊️How protecting health can foster peace. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) director general once said, “there cannot be health without peace, and there cannot be peace without health”. This is the ethos of the WHO’s global health for peace initiative, which seeks to find innovative ways to address conflict and prevent violence through health. We found out more.

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The year ahead

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(Credit: Kylee Pedersen/TNH)

🔍Humanitarian crises to watch. Only five days into the new year, experts are already expecting humanitarian needs to continue to grow. From the Covid-19 pandemic driving poverty, to the tightening of Western borders sparking migration crises all over, to hate speech and Facebook, here are a few of the key issues that will occupy the aid world in 2022. This article was originally published by The New Humanitarian, a news agency specialised in reporting humanitarian crises.

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