1,2 billion people are directly affected by war, fragility and natural disasters. But the indirect impact of fragility is much bigger. More than 2 billion people live in countries where development is seriously impacted by fragility, conflict and violence. By 2030 the share of global poor living in fragile and conflict-affected situations is projected to reach 46%.

This forces people to seek safer grounds. Around 65 million people are forcibly displaced. Many of them die in the attempt to enjoy minimal levels of peace, security and prosperity.

Cordaid does not accept this world of inequality, exclusion and unsustainability. We envisage a world where the basics of a life in dignity are available to all. Where the poorest and the excluded can influence the decisions that affect them. Where each person is free to flourish and can live in peace.