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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No Safe Place in Gaza

Article by Nicolette Boehland, Harvard Law Fellow at CIVIC. Article originally published by Huffington Post.

Last September, I went to Gaza to talk to civilians about their... News Article | Posted 19 Aug 2014

Don’t Forget the Civilians in the Fight Against ISIS

Article by Sahr Muhammedally, CIVIC Senior Legal Advisor. Article originally Published by the Atlantic Council.

In the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)... News Article | Posted 16 Jul 2014

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

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