Open Letter to the Governments of the World to Support the
Work of Atrocity Prevention during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  1. Provide emergency general operating support to atrocity prevention NGOs to allow us to continue our essential work;
  2. Fund programming to address risk factors for mass atrocities that are accelerated by the pandemic and its consequences;
  3. Provide easy to access, quick release funds for smaller NGOs and community-led responses to elevated risk factors of identity-based violence and mass atrocities;
  4. Support the types of programming that we are able to implement in the midst of the pandemic, including, but not limited to, establishing new means of communication, network building, and delivery; online education courses, research projects and technical assistance programs; innovative cross-sector programming that sees the integration of atrocity prevention into COVID-19 responses; and
  5. Make flexible provision within all grants to enable atrocity prevention NGOs to accommodate the new reality of working in a period of restricted movement, high levels of staff absence, and amid a period of collective as well as individual grief.

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