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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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

Eighty-three Percent of Syria’s Lights Extinguished After Four Years of Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC— Eighty-three percent of all the lights in Syria have gone out since the start of the conflict there, a global coalition of humanitarian and human rights... Press Release | Posted 12 Mar 2015

CIVIC Remarks at SOCOM Legal Conference

SAHR MUHAMMEDALLY, Senior Program Manager MENA and South Asia AT CIVIC, SPOKE AT THE United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Legal Conference on February 25, 2015. (AS PREPARED).

 <... Press Release | Posted 27 Feb 2015

Civilian Harm Persists Despite Robust UN Mandate in Eastern DRC

By Kyle Dietrich, Senior Program Manager for Africa and Peacekeeping Programs at the Center for Civilians in Conflict

In an unprecedented statement, the United Nations Security Council... Blog Post | Posted 21 Jan 2015

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