The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus in Health

Author/s: IOM
Language: English
Publication Type: Brochure/ Factsheet/ Infosheet(External)

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Worldwide, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) works to operationalize the humanitarian-development-peace nexus (HDPN) by strengthening collaboration and coherence between humanitarian, development and peace actors, Member States, beneficiaries and other partners. Peace is a fundamental prerequisite for good health, and poor access to health and other basic social services is both a driver and consequence of conflict and displacement. As such, health-related programming has the potential to contribute to peacebuilding activities and provides an opportunity to bridge the divide between opposing parties to work towards mutually beneficial objectives such as better health care for all. This requires, however, consideration not only of emergency health responses guided by humanitarian principles, but also long-term public health interventions that address the root causes of conflict and contribute to health system strengthening, universal health coverage, and progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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