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Prevention rather than management of violent conflicts that have already broken out – this is the basic idea of civilian crisis prevention.

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Since May 2004, the German government has seen civilian crisis prevention as a cross-sectoral task within the framework of the Action Plan "Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Peace-Building". Now it faces drastic cutbacks. The Federal Foreign Office's budget bill for 2011 not only plans severe cuts in the fields of humanitarian aid and human rights but also a 30 percent reduction of funds for civilian crisis prevention.

If the proposal goes ahead, many important measures currently implemented by government and nongovernmental organisations in this field will no longer be sustainable. This will also have long-term consequences for many development goals, because civilian crisis prevention helps not only to prevent violence but to reduce the number of poor and starving people.

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English

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2010

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Stärkung der Zivilgesellschaft

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