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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, the UN in Geneva presents its annual report on global humanitarian trends, and we’re breaking down some of the key take-aways. We’re also talking to long-time member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Council, Sara Pantuliano, about its new agenda for building resilience. And we’re hopeful after new funding was committed to tackling the rise of violence against women.

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Jessica Alexander


Today’s reason for hope

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Funds for women-led initiatives to combat gender-based violence. Sarah Nyajuok Guk is a South Sudanese refugee living at Kakuma camp in Kenya, who works as a gender-based violence counselor. The UN’s annual awareness campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, launched last week, was met with $25m of support, 30 per cent of which will go to women-run organisations working to protect the lives of women and girls during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Covid-19 has sent humanitarian needs skyrocketing, with a 40 per cent jump in the number of people needing humanitarian assistance, according to this year’s record-breaking UN humanitarian response plan.

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New solutions, new approaches. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Council on the New Agenda for Fragility and Resilience aims to reshape the humanitarian system with resilience in mind.

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Famine or not, Yemen is in a state of crisis. The country faces devastation that will likely impact generations to come.

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Image of the day

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Civilians who fled the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region listen to a priest deliver a sermon during Sunday Mass at a church in eastern Sudan, 29 November. Hundreds are believed to have died and thousands forced to flee their homes to escape fighting between government and regional forces.

Next on the agenda

3 December | Organisational culture matters. Panelists offer solutions to improve the way humanitarian leaders promote the mental and physical wellbeing of their staff.


4 December | A humanitarian reset: impacts of a historic year. In this virtual panel, participants will discuss the implications of a global recession, racism in the sector and restrictions on international aid actors on a system resistant to change.


10 December | The role of ethics in forced migration research. This webinar focuses on the ethical challenges of researching situations of forced migration.


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