• About CIVIC

    CIVIC is a Washington-based non-profit organization that believes the civilians injured and the families of those killed should be recognized and helped by the warring parties involved.

    On this blog, you will find stories from our travels around the world as we meet with civilians and military, aid organizations and government in our quest to get war victims the help they need.

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  • Contributors

    Sarah, Executive Director

    Marla B, Managing Director

    Kristele, Field Director

    Liz, Chief Communications Officer

    Trevor, CIVIC's fellow based in Afghanistan

    Chris, CIVIC's fellow based in Pakistan

    Jon, CIVIC's US military consultant

  • Media Content

Provincial Reconstruction Teams, Pt. 3

Posted By: Erica

As I mentioned in the last two posts, PRTs (the military outposts across Afghanistan) often have discretionary funds to help them do projects in their surrounding communities. This is particularly true for American PRTs, who tend to be better funded than other NATO countries. Sometimes money isn’t enough though, particularly when it comes to doing sensitive humanitarian work.

I was sitting at home a few nights ago when one of the U.S. Army Sergeants I met briefly on a PRT visit called my mobile. I had briefed him on the US-funded program to help war victims (ACAP), but I quickly realized that he was calling about a very different problem. Continue reading

Greetings from Bint J’Bail…

Posted By: Sarah and Marla B.

We are traveling throughout southern Lebanon right now. This photo was taken by our ‘fixer’ Salim in Bint J’Bail. This area was hit particularly hard in the 2006 war.

Sarah and Marla B in Southern Lebanon

We have had limited access to internet here but keep reading because we will send more photos and video blogs soon! Plus, watch for a new post from Erica out in Afghanistan.