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…

Civilians Still in Raqqa are Still Civilians

Civilians stay in war zones for all sorts of reasons: They may lack the resources to leave, or have no other place to go. They may be unwilling to leave vulnerable family members, may not want to leave their homes, or — most likely — they are not allowed to leave. There are 3,000 to 4,000 fighters in Raqqa, compared to 400,000 civilians.