The Aegis Trust has a global vision and mission to prevent genocide and mass atrocities by breaking the cycles of hatred and violence which make them possible. Road-tested in Rwanda, its model for peace-building is ready for application in Kenya, South Sudan and the Central African Republic where faith, government and civic leaders are calling for it. It’s also needed in many more – including Sudan, where mass atrocities have been under a spotlight from Aegis for years.

Leaving 5,000 people dead and over a million displaced, war and atrocities in CAR have deeply divided the country’s religious communities.

CAR

Since the start of 2014 over 600 people have been killed and 435,000 driven from their homes in Kenya’s North Rift Valley, says the UN.

Kenya

In August 2015, a peace deal was signed to end South Sudan’s 18-month civil war which claimed up to 50,000 lives and displaced 1.8m.

South Sudan

Attacks on civilians continue to be carried out by the Sudanese Government in Darfur, the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State.

Sudan

“Aegis can play a unique role in understanding the tendency for violence before it happens, to prevent that from maturing into what we might call genocide.”

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Deciding where Aegis works

For Aegis to operate where atrocities are a threat, there has to be a reasonable chance – inside or outside the country – of securing improvements to the protection of people at risk.

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Whoever you are, you can make a difference to people’s lives by getting involved in the work of the Aegis Trust. Here are just a few of the ways that you can take part in building peace.

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Peacebuilding works, but must be nationwide in a country at risk to be effective. Support Aegis with a monthly donation and Pears Foundation will double your gift for the first year.

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