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Security, reconstruction, peace

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The lives of millions of people worldwide are threatened by armed conflicts, wars and natural catastrophes and they are in need of both rapid assistance and long-term support.

We help our partner countries prevent the violent escalation of conflicts, work through their structural causes and build up their expertise in peaceful conflict management. In doing so, we help to create a safer environment for people, strengthen the resilience of communities and reduce the effects of natural catastrophes and violent conflicts. The aim is to stabilise the society in the affected countries and ensure a sustainable peaceful development.

One of our strengths is that our approach of structure-forming transitional aid combines short- and medium-term emergency assistance with long-term development approaches. We link economic, social and ecological development goals with those of combating poverty and sustainability. Our integrated context- and gender-sensitive approaches in refugee aid help to overcome the challenges associated with migration. The consulting offers in migration policy are focussed on reinforcing the positive effects of migration.

In addition, we support peace-building and crisis prevention processes in contexts characterised by violent conflicts, polarisation and social tensions by advising our partners in the development and implementation of appropriate approaches for dialogue and violence prevention. In dealing with the past, we help to overcome the consequences of serious human rights abuses and initiate reconciliation processes.

Ultimately, based on the principle of human safety, we help our partners establish and reform effective, democratically legitimised and controlled institutions in the security sector as well as with the demobilisation and reintegration of former soldiers.


  • Logistics Cluster offers coordination and information management to support operational decision-making and to improve the predictability, timeliness and efficiency of emergency humanitarian aid. Where appropriate, the Logistics Cluster also facilitates access to joint logistics services. Due to its expertise in the area of humanitarian logistics, the IASC elected the World Food Programme as the lead agency for the Logistics Cluster. The WFP is home to the support team of the Global Logistics Cluster, which is domiciled in Rome. The WFP also acts as the “provider of last resort” and offers joint logistics services if critical gaps impede humanitarian aid. Click here for a visual overview of the Logistics Cluster and here for the highlights in 2019.