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Over the past few months there have been many discussions about alternatives to war and armed military intervention in light of the ongoing crisis in Syria.
Nonviolent Peaceforce is an international humanitarian organization that was started in 2002 with the idea that there was an alternative to either doing nothing or going to war. By speaking with Lisa Fuller and Tiffany Easthom, two unarmed civilian peacekeepers, we can understand how it is possible to be in a real conflict and adapt their strategies to make civilians safe.
Starting their work in Sri Lanka with the idea that international presence would be a way to stop violence and protect civilians, Nonviolent Peaceforce has also helped in South of Sudan and now wants to make a difference in Syria.
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