MacArthur  has announced a $1 million grant over three years to the International Crisis Group (ICG) for world-wide efforts to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.

"As a result of humanitarian disasters in Rwanda, Bosnia, East Timor and beyond, the international community increasingly recognizes its responsibility to prevent gross and systematic abuses when national governments are the perpetrators or fail to act," said Jonathan F. Fanton, President of the MacArthur Foundation. "Reliable evidence of emerging human rights disasters is essential to mobilizing the international response whether through the United Nations or coalitions of willing nations. The International Crisis Group has established itself as one of the most trusted sources of information on emerging problems where timely international action can prevent humanitarian disasters, save lives, and minimize the need for international military intervention."

Gareth Evans, President of the International Crisis Group, said: "MacArthur's support will be hugely helpful to us in sustaining the quality of our analysis and delivering effective recommendations to policy makers. Governments and international organizations need a constant flow of information and encouragement to make the right choices on conflict issues, and that's our business."

The International Crisis Group (ICG) is an independent, non-profit, multinational organization, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy on five continents to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. ICG's international headquarters are in Brussels, with advocacy offices in Washington D.C., New York, London and Moscow. In addition, ICG's field analysts work in over 40 crisis-affected countries and territories. Based on field assessments, ICG produces regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers.

In addition, CrisisWatch, a 12-page monthly bulletin, provides a succinct regular update on all the most significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world. All ICG reports and briefings are available at www.crisisweb.org.

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