About Us

At Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), our team is focused on helping civilians caught in the midst of armed conflict. We work directly with people who have the power to transform the planning, conduct, and aftermath of conflicts for civilians—from military officials and policymakers to UN bodies and civilians themselves. Our staff is found in places like Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Afghanistan, with our headquarters in Washington, DC. Learn more about our vision here. Want to know what you can do today? Sign up here!

Executive Director
Executive DirectorFederico Borello
Director of Progams
Director of ProgamsMarla Keenan
Communications Manager
Communications ManagerChristopher Allbritton

Spotlight

Iraq

CIVIC has advocated for assistance to conflict victims in Iraq since our founding in 2003.

Iraq

CIVIC has advocated for assistance to conflict victims in Iraq since our founding in 2003.

CIVIC has advocated for assistance to conflict victims in Iraq since our founding in 2003.

Syria

Civilian harm attributed to the regime continues to be the primary cause of death, injury, and displacement, followed by that caused by ISIS.

Syria

Civilian harm attributed to the regime continues to be the primary cause of death, injury, and displacement, followed by that caused by ISIS.

Civilian harm attributed to the regime continues to be the primary cause of death, injury, and displacement, followed by that caused by ISIS.

Somalia

“In Somali culture, if somebody is killed, the killer should come and talk to me, help me bury the dead and compensate me.”

Somalia

“In Somali culture, if somebody is killed, the killer should come and talk to me, help me bury the dead and compensate me.”

“In Somali culture, if somebody is killed, the killer should come and talk to me, help me bury the dead and compensate me.”

Afghanistan

“In Afghanistan,.

Afghanistan

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“In Afghanistan, if someone comes to your home [to apologize] you do not get revenge on them. But we also request them to help the families...

Blog

After Release of US ‘Playbook,’ Many Unanswered Questions About Drones

On drones, the administration still fails on two accounts: how this guidance is being followed, and whether the weaponized drone program works at all.

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Communications Internship: Fall 2016

This internship is open to current graduate level students, those who have recently completed graduate studies, or undergraduate students with relevant work experience with an interest in non-profit communications.

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