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Civilian War Victims

Assisting Syrian War Victims

Sahr MuhammedAlly | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Sahr MuhammedAlly

Given the escalating conflict with no end in sight, thinking about assisting civilians after the conflict is a challenge. But planning to assist those harmed should start now.

Drones Use Smaller Bombs But Still Raise Big Concerns for Civilians

Chris Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

Efforts to minimize civilian casualties by any warring party are welcome. But we must not make the mistake of thinking technology is a substitute for transparency and accountability.

Keeping a Piece of McChrystal in Afghanistan

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Holewinski

No matter his diplomatic wrongs, there is one piece of him we need to keep in Afghanistan: his emphasis on civilian protection.

Shhh... Listen... It's a quiet revolution for war victims

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Holewinski

Humanitarians have for decades picked up the pieces of what's been broken in war. What if the warring parties themselves started taking some responsibility?

Compensation for Afghan Civilians is Much More than Money

Chris Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Rogers

The bargaining and cold calculation of compensation may be unfamiliar and even unsettling to many of us. But for Afghans, it is part of their traditional culture.

Uganda Heads Toward Humanity in Security Council

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Holewinski

Uganda reminded us that the distinction between lawful and unlawful harm shouldn't give warring parties an excuse to walk away from civilian suffering.

McChrystal Really Gets It... Now Has to Deliver

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Holewinski

The incoming US and Allied Forces Commander in Afghanistan has rightly put the "Afghan people" front and center.

U.S. Too Quick To Justify Afghan Deaths

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Holewinski

American forces finally have good rules in place to minimize civilian deaths, but didn't stick to them when they counted the most, in the heat of battle. So why are US officials still blaming the Taliban?

Will Israel Help Gaza's Victims?

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Holewinski

So while the investigators press on and the applicable laws are figured out in the Gaza aftermath, here's an idea: help these people.

Afghan Report: 'I Was Still Holding My Grandson's Hand -- The Rest Was Gone'

The Guardian | Clancy Chassay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was 7.30 on a hot July morning when the plane came swooping low over the remote ravine. Below, a bridal party was making its way to the groom's vil...