On 16 December, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict and Global Britain launched its End of Year Debrief.
This End of Year Debrief has been produced at a time when the global world order is not only shifting dramatically but being actively challenged. In 2020 the world saw its highest level of armed conflicts since the Second World War. The number of people living in proximity to conflict has doubled since 2007 and some 80 million people were displaced during 2019 alone. The projections for further conflicts and crises make for grim reading and should be of concern to every country and community across the globe.
This report brings together the member organisations of the APPG on Conflict and Global Britain to highlight their work and to offer recommendations to Government. Recommendations that are based on first‐hand expertise and insight that can help develop our foreign, defence and development policy while also shaping the UK’s international ambitions. It also includes an update on the situation in Afghanistan and a reflective piece on the impact of the UK’s response to the Afghanistan crisis from Major General James Cowan, CEO of the HALO Trust.
Rushanara Ali MP co-chair of the APPG, said: “This report highlights the scale of armed conflicts across the globe, and the tremendous harm they cause. The report seeks to influence the UK Government to make positive changes, to ensure that the UK places action on conflict at the heart of its international strategy, alongside climate change and covid recovery.”