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Update Crisis in Focus: Nigeria 

Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month. Last year, we commemorated the month through a series of posts remembering the devastation and lives lost to genocide and mass atrocities in the past. This year, we commemorated Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month by highlighting current conflicts where the ongoing atrocities urgently demand an effective U.S. government response.

Update Crisis in Focus: Yemen 

Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month

April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month. Last year, we commemorated the month through a series of posts remembering the devastation and lives lost to genocide and mass atrocities in the past. This year, we will commemorate Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month by highlighting current conflicts where the ongoing atrocities urgently demand an effective U.S. government response.

Update In Images: Remembering the Holocaust 

This April (Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month), I was able to travel to Berlin, Germany as part of a civil society convening on atrocities prevention as well as visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The images captured remind us of why the promise of "never again" is a commitment we must keep.

Background Crisis in Focus: Somalia 

Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month

April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month. Last year, we commemorated the month through a series of posts remembering the devastation and lives lost to genocide and mass atrocities in the past. This year, we will commemorate Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month by highlighting current conflicts where the ongoing atrocities urgently demand an effective U.S. government response.

Letter NGOs Speak Out Against Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria 

A group of national and international organizations urges Secretary of Defense Mattis to take corrective steps following reports that U.S.-led airstrikes have resulted in significant civilian casualties in both Syria and Iraq.

Letter 32 Organizations Urge Secretary Tillerson to Support Peace in Colombia 

Thirty-two organizations write to Secretary Tillerson to urge him to support Colombia’s effort to bring a permanent end to its half century of conflict.

Update Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month: Crisis in Focus 

South Sudan

April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month. Last year, we commemorated the month through a series of posts remembering the devastation and lives lost to genocide and mass atrocities in the past. This year, we will commemorate Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month by highlighting current conflicts where the ongoing atrocities urgently demand an effective U.S. government response.

Letter 22 Organizations Urge Congress to Fund Conflict Prevention 

Twenty-two national and international organizations urge robust funding for the international affairs budget including programs that prevent violent conflict, mitigate atrocities and protect civilians.

Statement Civilian Deaths in U.S.-Led Airstrikes Highlight Misguided Military-First Approach 

In response to one of the deadliest U.S.-led bombings of civilians in 25 years, the Friends Committee on National Legislation mourns the loss of life and expresses grave concern about U.S. complicity in the March 17 airstrike that killed scores of civilians in a neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq.

Update President Trump’s budget funds war not security 

Cutting diplomacy and development will damage global security and American leadership aboard. Now is actually the time to increase investments in the prevention of violent conflict, atrocities, and genocide.

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