Washington, DC (October 12, 2018) Upon learning of the sudden passing of our colleague Hamza Cherbib, Peacekeeping Researcher, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) Executive Director Federico Borello issued the following statement:

“Everyone at CIVIC is deeply saddened by the loss of Hamza. From the very start of his time with us, Hamza impressed each and every one of us with his deep knowledge of the Sahel region, his dedication to the protection of civilians, as well as his warmth and humor. Our thoughts are with Hamza’s family at this time. We mourn the passing of an irreplaceable colleague and friend.”

CIVIC déplore la perte de notre collègue Hamza Cherbib, Attaché de Recherche, Opérations Maintien de la Paix

Washington, DC (Le 12 Octobre 2018) Lorsqu’il a appris le décès d’Hamza Cherbib, Attaché de Recherche aux Opérations Maintien de la Paix, le Directeur Exécutif de Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) Federico Borello a fait la déclaration suivante:

“Les membres de CIVIC sont profondément attristés par la perte d’Hamza. Depuis ses premiers jours avec nous, Hamza nous a impressioné par sa connaissance approfondie de la région du Sahel, son dévouement pour la protection des civils, ainsi que par sa générosité et son sense de l’humour. En ce moment, nos pensées sont avec la famille d’Hamza. Nous pleurons le décès d’un collègue et ami irremplaçable.”


Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)

Center for Civilians in Conflict is an international nonprofit based in Washington, DC and dedicated to promoting the protection of civilians caught in conflict. CIVIC’s mission is to work with armed actors and civilians to develop and implement solutions to prevent, mitigate, and respond to civilian harm. CIVIC was established in 2003 by Marla Ruzicka, a young American activist and humanitarian who saw first-hand the impacts of conflict on civilian casualties and their surviving family members. In April 2005, Marla was tragically killed by a suicide bomber in Baghdad. She died advocating for civilian war victims and their families. Since then, CIVIC has continued her extraordinary legacy and expanding its presence around the world. In Nigeria, CIVIC engages with the national and state governments, military, and communities to promote the protection of civilians. We support the development of policies, programs, and training to minimize civilian harm during the conduct of military operations. In the northest, CIVIC works closely with communities affected by the conflict as well as security providers. Visit civiliansinconflict.org for more.

Source: Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)

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