VIDEO BLOG: South Lebanon

Posted By: Marla B. CIVIC’s executive director, Sarah Holewinski, discusses our recent trip to South Lebanon. NOTE: There are fewer videos from Lebanon as we had a hard time uploading. As we create the entire story you will see our equal coverage of both sides. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEei2a2jl5M] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOh-pBZVHhU]

CIVIC in Lebanon!

Posted By: Sarah and Marla B. We wanted to send you an update on our first day in Lebanon. After landing last night and spending a couple of hours finalizing a grant proposal, we arose bright and early this morning to a day packed full of meetings. As we prepare for our trip to Southern…

CIVIC at Fort Irwin

Posted By: Jon I spent March 3rd and 4th visiting and participating in training at the United States Army’s National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. Located in the High Mojave Desert, Fort Irwin is the Army’s preeminent training center for soldiers. It provides realistic training for commanders and soldiers to prepare them for success…

Provincial Reconstruction Teams, pt. 1

Posted By: Erica While much of the humanitarian aid in Afghanistan is channeled through non-governmental organizations, government aid agencies, or development budgets of foreign missions here, many of the US and NATO military officers may also be involved in direct humanitarian aid and development in the areas that their Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) control. PRTs…

Hayatullah’s Story

Posted By: Erica Hayatullah Khan listens to English language radio every day, like clockwork. “He listens to the science program,” his brother told me. “That is his favorite thing because one day on the program, they talked about a treatment in the US for [restoring] eyesight and it gave him hope.” Hayatullah lost his eyesight…