Christopher is the communications manager at Center for Civilians in Conflict. He joined CIVIC after more than 25 years in journalism, reporting from conflict zones such as Iraq, Lebanon, and Pakistan. As bureau chief for Reuters in Pakistan, he covered the plight of civilians caught in the war between militants and the Pakistani military. He is the creator of the award-winning website,

A UN peacekeeper on foot patrol in Dungu, a town in the extreme north of Oriental Province, near the border with South Sudan, stops to chat with local children. Image courtesy of MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

Look How We’ve Grown!

We’re so pleased to announce that today is the official launch of our new website! We’re extremely proud of the new site, and we hope you appreciate the clean, new experience and functionality, too. We approached the website relaunch with three main goals: Mobile first: More than half of CIVIC’s website traffic comes from mobile devices.…

Sahr Muhammedally addresses a UN committee on explosive weapons in cities

CIVIC’s MENA Director Addresses UN Committee on Explosive Weapons in Cities

CIVIC’s Sahr Muhammedally delivered a statement from the International Network on Explosive Weapons to the UN General Assembly’s First Committee on International Security and Disarmament on Monday. Thank you for the opportunity to address the First Committee today on behalf of the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW). I will lay out our concerns over the…


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Sahr Muhammedally

CIVIC MENA Director in Prestigious ICRC Journal: Learning from ISAF and AMISOM

CIVIC’s MENA and South Asia Director, Sahr Muhammedally, recently published a paper in the International Review of the Red Cross edition, “War in Cities.” In it, Sahr examined lessons learned from the AMISOM and ISAF missions in Somalia and Afghanistan, respectively, and how these lessons can be applied by armed actors to better protect civilians. Abstract: Both…