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…

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.…