Ensuring Civilian Safety: The Vital Importance of Protection and Preparedness

In February 2022, when Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Mariia Levchenko was working for an international organization in Kyiv. Like millions of others, she suddenly found herself in the midst of turmoil, facing the harsh reality of inadequate protection of civilians from Russian attacks and subsequent disordered evacuations. Mariia’s firsthand experience serves as…

Disinformation Can Wreak Destruction: Why We Need Stronger Regulation of Online Platforms in the Wake of the Israel-Gaza War

Since the start of the Israel-Gaza conflict in early October, social media platforms have been inundated with misleading and intentionally falsified content surrounding Hamas’s attacks on Israeli civilians and Israel’s military response. Reports suggest that Hamas is leveraging the lax content moderation on sites like X and Telegram to promote violent content, gain support from…

For the Tinubu Administration, Prioritizing the Protection of Communities is Urgent

Northeast Nigeria has been mired in armed conflict for more than a decade, with civilians and local communities being hit the hardest. Considerable human and financial resources deployed to prosecute the insurgency in the region have yielded few results, raising the question of whether strategies adopted by previous administrations lacked a clear and sustainable vision…