Dear friends, partners and colleagues,
2022 will, unfortunately, go down in history as the year that saw the full-scale invasion of a European country. The year also saw a near doubling of conflict-related deaths compared to 2021. And yet Ukraine was not the country where the largest number of such deaths were experienced, which was Ethiopia. Just as worryingly is the longer-term trend: indices indicate that there has been a global increase in levels of conflict in 13 of the last 15 years.
Such figures underline the importance of the work that the Berghof Foundation, together with its myriad of local, national and international partners, has been engaged in for over half a century.