In 2015, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) and NATO’s Resolute Support Mission (RS) requested CIVIC to undertake a study on current civilian casualty tracking and mitigation capabilities within GIRoA and to provide GIRoA and Afghan security forces with an implementation plan for establishing an effective system to track, minimize and address civilian harm, including in particular the creation of a Civilian Casualty Mitigation Team (CCMT). The assessment was undertaken in June and the report was submitted to GIRoA and Resolute Support in October. The full report with technical recommendations is not public. Below is an executive summary of the report. CIVIC is working with RS and the Afghan government on implementation of the recommendations.

For further information please contact Sahr Muhammedally, Senior Program Manger for MENA and South Asia, sahr@civiliansinconflict.org.

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Notes to editors:

Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)’s mission is to improve protection for civilians caught in conflicts around the world. We call on and advise international organizations, governments, militaries, and armed non-state actors to adopt and implement policies to prevent civilian harm. When civilians are harmed we advocate for the provision of amends and post-harm assistance. We bring the voices of civilians themselves to those making decisions affecting their lives.

For more information, contact Christopher Allbritton at +1 (917) 310-4785 or chris@civiliansinconflict.org.

 

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