A wounded man prays in a tent in a UNHCR IDP camp outside of Mosul on June 5, 2017

US Week in Review – Aug 7, 2017

As part of our expanded online presence and making our work more accessible, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) will be posting occasional updates to our various programs. Our US program is helmed by Senior Advisor, Daniel R. Mahanty. We hope you find it useful as a snapshot of our work around the world to…

BAGHDAD, IRAQ - APRIL 24: Saf'aa Ahmed, 11, sits with the remainder of her right leg propped up at a hospital April 24, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq. Saf'aa lost her left leg two weeks ago, from a missile attack on her neighborhood, according to her family. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

The Hidden Harm: Acquired Disability During Conflict

Disability regularly intersects with other vulnerabilities in conflict like gender and age to place persons with disabilities at significantly greater risk of harm compared to other civilians. Given that persons with disabilities are “invisible” in peacetime, it is therefore essential to ensure their inclusion in civilian protection processes and incumbent on governments and humanitarian organizations to recognize and address their needs during conflict.

CBS Radio Interview with Executive Director Federico Borello

Last weekend, CBS Radio aired an interview with Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) Executive Director Federico Borello, in which he described our work and what you can do to help. It’s a good listen! https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/335641595″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true  

Uncertainty Looms for Civilians in Mosul

Three years after surrendering it to the Islamic State (ISIS), Iraqi Security Forces have reclaimed Mosul. But wresting the city from ISIS came at a high cost to civilians there. Airwars reports 3,800 civilian deaths from airstrikes alone. The city lies in ruins. Yet, gaining control over Mosul is only the first step in taking on…

#GoTIHL?

Love HBO’s Game of Thrones? Interested in International Humanitarian Law? Then join Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)’s IHL experts on twitter on during the Season 7 premiere Sunday night at 9 pm EDT/8 pm CDT. Spot what you think is a violation of the laws of armed conflict? Ask us and we’ll do our best to answer the questions.