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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STATEMENT: Mosul Air Strike Investigation Shows Urgent Need for Review of Coalition Tactics

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WASHINGTON (May 25, 2017)—In response to the release of the summarized findings of the US investigation into the March 17, 2017, air strike... Press Release | Posted 25 May 2017

Statement: Ambitious Vision for Protecting Civilians Must Be Met With Action

UNITED NATIONS—The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General released his annual report on the protection of civilians today. The report highlights the dire state of protection for civilians caught... Press Release | Posted 22 May 2017

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

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