At Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), our team is focused on helping civilians caught in the midst of armed conflict. We work directly with people who have the power to transform the planning, conduct, and aftermath of conflicts for civilians—from military officials and policymakers to UN bodies and civilians themselves. Our staff is found in places like Syria, Somalia, and Afghanistan, with our headquarters in Washington, DC. Learn more about our history and our founder, Marla Ruzicka, here.

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Sahr Muhammedally Comments at NATO Format Meeting

Sahr Muhammedally, senior legal advisor at civic, spoke at the operations planning committee/isaf format meeting at nato headquarters on july 3, 2014. (as prepared).

Thank you, Ambassador Evans, for inviting... Press Release | Posted 03 Jul 2014

US Assistance to Iraq: Recommendations on Civilian Protection, June 2014

The deteriorating security situation in Iraq and fighting between Iraqi security forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and supporting armed groups poses significant threat... Press Release | Posted 26 Jun 2014

Marla Keenan remarks at AFRICOM academic symposium

Population-centric Security Force Assistance: Creating a Mindset of Civilian Protection Marla B. Keenan Managing Director and Military Engagement Director Center for Civilians in Conflict Delivered June 24, 2014 at AFRICOM’s ... Press Release | Posted 25 Jun 2014

Sahr Muhammedally remarks at OCHA conference

Sahr Muhammedally, senior legal advisor at the Center, spoke at the OCHA conference on strengthening protection of civilians from use of explosive weapons in populated areas, UN ECOSOC Humanitarian Segment,... Press Release | Posted 24 Jun 2014
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