Humour could help start conversations about one of the most challenging problems of our time.
Some of the challenges involve clearing minefields, skiing down slopes to deliver aid, and searching for civilians in a war-torn city.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Suleimani made an appearance with Iraqi Shiite militias outside Fallujah as the UN warned that as many as 10,000 civilians remain trapped inside the Islamic State-held town.
A joint aid convoy idled for seven hours outside of the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya before Syrian soldiers turned it away. Minutes later, the town was shelled.
An aid convoy that left this morning from Damascus to deliver food and other supplies to thousands of besieged civilians, some of them at risk of starvation, arrived in Madaya Monday evening.
A UN and Red Cross convoy carrying food and supplies departed Damascus to relieve starvation conditions in the besieged town, while other convoys attempted to deliver aid to the towns of Foah and Kefraya near Idlib.
The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen took a deadly turn for the worse this week, with reports indicating that 200 people were killed on Monday alone.
One Red Cross worker was killed and another injured when gunmen opened fire on a vehicle that was delivering supplies to a hospital in northern Mali.
A temporary "ceasefire" in the destroyed neighborhood of Shejaiya allowed medics to search the rubble for people both alive and dead.
Sudan has accused its neighbor of attacking its citizens in the disputed Abyei region, but South Sudan also faces a civil war.