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 Iraq, Nigeria, South Sudan, Ukraine, and Afghanistan, with our headquarters in Washington, DC. Learn more about our vision here.

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CIVIC MENA Director in Prestigious ICRC Journal: Learning from ISAF and AMISOM

We're really excited to have Sahr Muhammedally publish a paper in the International Review of the Red Cross edition, "War in Cities." In it, Sahr examined lessons... Blog Post | Posted 26 Apr 2017

Remembering a Friend and Ally of CIVIC: Photographer Chris Hondros

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April is a tough month for CIVIC's family and friends. Every April 16, we remember our founder and inspiration, Marla Ruzicka,... Blog Post | Posted 20 Apr 2017

Escaping Mosul: Civilians’ Stories of Survival

By Saman Omar, Program Officer

ERBIL, Iraq—The battle to retake western Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS) has led to an increase in civilian deaths,... Blog Post | Posted 19 Apr 2017

Our Founder, Marla Ruzicka: Gone, but Never Forgotten

On April 16, 2005, the world lost the founder of Center for Civilians in Conflict (then known as the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict, or CIVIC). Marla Ruzicka, a vibrant,... Blog Post | Posted 16 Apr 2017

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