When communities are in conflict, growth and progress come to a halt.
Conflict and crisis can cause significant setbacks in areas that are key to a community’s future, like economic development, public health and more. Today, more than 70 million people across the world are displaced due to conflict — the highest number recorded since World War II.
Communities experiencing conflict have higher rates of poverty in comparison to more stable communities, and community members have a harder time accessing key resources like healthcare and education.
That’s why our work in different communities to help promote peace and defuse conflict is so critical. We work with communities affected by conflict to promote peace building techniques and address interpersonal conflicts before they escalate.
We connect young people with opportunities for civic engagement and education about rejecting extremism. We support legislation that promotes peace and positive relations between governments and their constituents. We establish crisis management groups that help local authorities identify and defuse conflicts.
When we come together and help communities end conflict and build a path towards peace, we are all one step closer to a stronger tomorrow.
In emergency situations, people need immediate access to food, water and other basic necessities.
A lack of nutritious food wreaks havoc on families and communities, causing a lifetime of challenges.
In Communities where Help Meet Shine works, agriculture is the primary means of food security for 57 percent of the population.
We contribute rigorously-produced reports on what programs and policies are the most effective in addressing the major development challenges of our time.
In every community where we work, we connect people to the resources and opportunities they need to build strong, stable livelihoods that can withstand future challenges.
Throughout its history, Help Meet Shine has demonstrated innovation, timeliness and the ability to quickly adapt to changing realities.