In advance of and immediately following destabilizing events, such as natural disasters and armed conflict, we work with communities to recover and rebuild infrastructure, increase resiliency, and reduce future vulnerability. Working in fragile and conflict-affected environments requires a multifaceted approach and improved government capacity to provide essential services. Our disaster assistance programs provide services like psychosocial support and trauma healing for vulnerable populations, including internally displaced persons, facilitating reconciliation processes and community dialogue, and reintegrating former combatants into communities through livelihood and life-skills activities. As part of our response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, we supported economic growth by investing in public institutions and facilitated neighborhood revitalization projects to improve governance.
Recovery and Reconstruction .
Youth in Conflict-Affected Areas
The USAID Human Rights Activity increases the capacity of governments and local organizations to promote human rights and protect vulnerable populations. Chief of Party Kelly Brooks shares insights on youth development in Colombia.
Dr. Mette Bastholm Jensen
Consortium Deputy Director, Cross-Border Conflict, Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) Research Programme