By: Federico Borello
In most conflict zones around the world, the majority of those killed were civilians. Those who survived suffered myriad physical, emotional, and economic hardships.
In the Middle East, three permanent members of the UN Security Council – the body charged with maintaining global peace and security – conducted or supported military campaigns that massacred civilians.
In Syria, Russia participated in the offensive on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, which killed more than 1,000 civilians, some through the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons.
Federico the Executive Director of Center for Civilians in Conflict. He has more than 15 years of experience working on human rights and international justice issues, and previously served as Director of Investments at Humanity United where he managed the International Justice and the Democratic Republic of Congo portfolios. He has also worked with the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the International Center for Transitional Justice. Federico holds a law degree from the University of Milan, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also earned a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York.