Military and police peacekeepers serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) patrol the Muslim enclave of PK5 in Bangui. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

CIVIC Signs Joint Statement to UN Security Council

CIVIC has joined the NGO community in drafting a joint statement to the UN Security Council regarding the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The joint statement, signed by 28 NGO’s, calls for a mandate renewal for United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) in Central African Republic. In the statement, CIVIC calls for…

US Week in Review – Nov 6, 2017

On Friday, Prime Minister al-Abadi announced the recapture of al Qaim, leaving only the town of Rawa and a few pockets of territory in western Anbar under Islamic State control in Iraq. The International Organization for Migration estimates that 65,000 people have fled western Anbar since January, including more than 19,000 since September 20.

Intercross the Podcast: Episode #33 Policy and Peacekeeping in South Sudan with Trevor Keck and Lauren Spink

In this episode of Intercross the Podcast, we sit down with ICRC in Washington’s Deputy Head of Communications Trevor Keck and Lauren Spink, the Center for Civilians in Conflict Peacekeeping Advisor. Trevor recently returned from a brief mission to South Sudan and Lauren is headed out to the country this week. We took the opportunity to chat with…

Integrating civilian protection into Nigerian military policy and practice

CIVIC Senior Advisor for Programs, Nigeria Chitra Nagarajan discusses civilian protection, the Nigerian military, and CIVIC’s work in the region in an article published by the Humanitarian Practice Network: The Nigerian government has taken these steps in part in response to international pressure to improve the military’s record on human rights, including the decision of the…