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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Aryeh Neier to Join the Center for Civilians in Conflict’s Board

WASHINGTON, DC— Aryeh Neier, president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations (OSF), will join the Center for Civilians in Conflict’s (CIVIC) Board of Directors, CIVIC announced... Press Release | Posted 11 Dec 2014

Center for Civilians in Conflict Welcomes Akwasi Aidoo to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC—Akwasi Aidoo, the founding Executive Director of TrustAfrica, will join the Center for Civilians in Conflict’s Board of Directors, the Center announced today.

... Press Release | Posted 10 Nov 2014

US: Civilian Protection Should be Prioritized in Syria and Iraq Operations

September 25, 2014, Washington D.C.: As the United States undertakes a more robust role in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Center for Civilians in... Press Release | Posted 26 Sep 2014

Prioritizing Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping in the Central African Republic

Humanitarian Exchange CIVIC’s Marla Keenan and Stimson Center’s Alison Giffen discuss protection as a top priority for the UN force, MINUSCA, in the most recent edition... News Article | Posted 16 Sep 2014
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