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Hello, I’m Jessica bringing you Geneva Solutions’ Peace and Humanitarian news coverage, produced in collaboration with The New Humanitarian.

Today, we explore how humanitarians are going green, demystify some aid-world jargon, and take a closer look at the ways Covid-19 has exacerbated worldwide hunger. And we’re hopeful after speaking on the International Day of Peace to Adiba Qasim, a human rights advocate and survivor of the Yazidi genocide.

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Jessica Alexander


Today’s reason for hope

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Credit: Adiba Qasim

“Peace for me is freedom. I am free to speak and free to go to school and free to walk on the street.” To mark yesterday's International Day of Peace, Geneva Solutions talked with Yazidi human rights advocate Adiba Qasim about her life since fleeing so-called Islamic State, her work in Geneva, and what peace means to her.

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Thousands march in Berlin in support of refugees in Greece. Protesters demanded that the German government do more to help migrants stuck in Greece, many of whom are now homeless after fires ravaged the country’s largest refugee camp.


Covid-19 has pushed millions toward famine. The pandemic has had a compounding effect on food insecurity in countries that were already on the brink of crises due to conflict and climate change.

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A memory museum addresses scars of Afghanistan’s war. Using oral history and ordinary objects, the museum rewrites the unresolved history of the last four decades from the perspective of victims and survivors.

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Breaking through the humanitarian jargon. Humanitarians from Geneva and elsewhere are translating aid-world catchwords into plain English for those of us who need a little help, thanks to what’s billed as “the first open access, comprehensive dictionary of humanitarianism.”

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Here's what else is going on

Image of the day

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Humanitarians are going green, working to bring clean energy to all UN camps for refugees and displaced people by 2030. This solar water pumping scheme in Bidibidi Settlement, Uganda services more than 30,000 people.

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Next on the agenda

21 – 30 September | Online: Breakthrough Days Gender, food, and pandemics are the focus of workshops and speakers at this year’s AI for Good Global Summit.

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22 September | Online: Ensuring Respect for International Humanitarian Law: Book Launch and Discussion International humanitarian lawyer Dr Helen Durham will be joined by the book’s authors to discuss key findings and insights.

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22 September | Online: Sanctions Against Belarus - What Effects Should We Expect? Varied perspectives on the implications of international sanctions will be presented at this webinar, organised by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Moscow State Institute for International Relations University.

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24 September | Online: Applications close for Geneva Centre for Security Policy Prize for Innovation in Global Security The prize recognises an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.

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