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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Joint Letter to President Obama on Public Acknowledgement and Investigations of “Targeted Killings”

Re: Public Acknowledgement and Investigations of U.S. “Targeted Killings” and Drone Strikes 

Dear President Obama, 

On April 23, 2015, your administration publicly... Press Release | Posted 13 May 2015

Saudi Arabia Must Prioritize Civilian Protection in its Yemen Operations

Defense One

Article by Sahr Muhammedally, Senior Program Manager for MENA and South Asia at CIVIC. Article originally published by Defense One.

Yemenis must... News Article | Posted 26 Apr 2015

Just How Many Civilians Have Died in the West’s Campaign Against ISIS?

The Week Magazine from Global Post

By Richard Hall, The Week Magazine from Global Post

(excerpts below, read the whole piece in The Week Magazine... News Article | Posted 23 Apr 2015

In Remembrance of Our Founder

When Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) was founded as Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict in 2003, it was as a one-woman mission to get recognition for the victims... Blog Post | Posted 16 Apr 2015

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