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

Today, we’re talking to the director of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum about the new photo exhibit, ‘Imagine: Reflections On Peace’, and what it suggests about recovery after conflict. We’re also looking at ways the humanitarian sector has changed, based on 25 years of data. And, we’re feeling hopeful about Iran’s decision to allow nuclear inspectors to visit disputed sites.

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Jessica Alexander


Today’s reason for hope

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A peace demonstration at the Plaza de Bolívar. Photograph: Stephen Ferry

Imagining peace at Geneva’s ICRC Museum ‘Imagine: Reflections on Peace’, which opens today, explores what form peace takes in everyday life after years of conflict, through a collection of images from Colombia, Rwanda, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Northern Ireland.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Peace and Humantarian News

UN seeks to unblock medical access for ‘trapped’ Palestinians The UN has announced a plan for the World Health Organization to help Palestinians who need to leave Gaza for medical treatment.

The New Humanitarian (EN)

More jobs, more risk: What 25 years of data say about the aid sector What does digging through over 800,000 documents – 25 years worth of data from the humanitarian sector – reveal about how things looked then vs. now?

Geneva Solutions (EN)

How Colombia’s armed groups exploit Covid-19 to recruit children Almost as many children are estimated to have joined armed groups in Colombia in the first half of this year as in the whole of 2019 amid a resurgence of violence.

The New Humanitarian (EN)

UN atomic watchdog hopeful of greater trust with Iran The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog, Rafael Grossi, has told board members he is hopeful Iran’s decision to let inspectors visit two disputed sites could lead to greater trust with Tehran.

ABC News (EN)

Here’s what else is happening

Image of the day

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Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP

In response to the recent fires that decimated Europe’s largest refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, a “die-in” held in Lausanne, Switzerland on 12 September drew protesters who believe the Swiss government should take in migrants now on the island.

AP News (EN)


15 September | Online: Make or break: The implications of Covid-19 for crisis financing. This event and a new report explore financing reforms in the humanitarian sector.

Norwegian Refugee Council (EN)

17 September | Online: Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the COVID-19 Response. A discussion on guidelines to include persons with disabilities in the Covid-19 response in humanitarian contexts.

Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) (EN)

17 September | Online: States of Fragility 2020 Report. Virtual launch of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) States of Fragility 2020 Report, emphasising how Covid-19 has impacted global fragility.


21 September | Online: Shaping Peace. The 8th edition of the Geneva Peace Talks, held on the International Day of Peace, and live-streamed from Geneva.

Geneva Peace Talks (EN)

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