Engagement in fragile contexts and conflict prevention

Supporters of the deposed president José Manuel Zelaya coming under fire from the Honduran army in 2009
Laif/Redux-Stephen Ferry

Fragility, conflicts, violence and human rights violations: these are among the main challenges to poverty reduction. Fragility within a state is characterised by the government’s inability to provide security and basic public services. The  SDC works to alleviate the causes of conflict, strengthen basic public services and increase respect for human rights.

The SDC's worldwide engagement