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Convoys, COVID, and Negotiation in Afghanistan

What does the COVID pandemic mean for people who don’t have the luxury to stay inside? How has it affected those on the frontline? What impact does it have on humanitarian negotiations?
Peter Scott-Bowden, fmr Director & International Strategic Advisor of the WFP, discusses his experiences and observations from Afghanistan in a podcast by Jan Powell, founder of Jan Powell Media and former head of the ICRC’s audiovisual unit.

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Changing the Narrative about Women Coping with the Trauma of War and Conflict

As part of the CCHN’s Community of Care initiative to build the resilience of humanitarian frontline negotiations, we collaborate with Intisar Foundation. The foundation works to help and empower women affected by war with drama therapy. Its founder, Her Highness Sheikha Intisar al-Sabah, was motivated to help other women in the Middle East following her experience of the invasion of Kuwait. We were honoured when she joined us to discuss the role of women in negotiation, bringing a focus on building resilience and mental strength.

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Negotiating Agricultural and Food Security Access during 1,000 days of Siege and COVID-19 Pandemic in Syria

Located in north-eastern Syria, Deir Ezzor is the second largest Syrian province in terms of area, with a pre-crisis population of 1.7 million. Deir Ezzor is considered wealthy, with diverse agriculture, premium cattle herds, and several oilfields. When the Islamic State group lay siege to the city between 2014 and 2017, its residents were forced to leave their homes. Those who remained had to rely on the WFP for airdrops of food assistance to survive.

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