Protecting civilians in armed conflict

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Syria: protection of civilians must be guaranteed during evacuations from East Aleppo and Kefraya and Foua

20 December 2016

The catastrophic humanitarian situation and the appalling number of grave violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) in Aleppo continue to exacerbate the suffering of the civilian populations. Geneva Call... read more

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Inside the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo: ending the use of child soldiers

10 December 2016

In Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, numerous children under 18 are recruited by armed groups. Geneva Call is negotiating with 4 of them to put an end to this practice. In July 2016, Geneva…The catastrophic humanitarian situation and the appalling number of grave violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) in Aleppo continue to exacerbate the suffering of the civilian populations. Geneva Call... read more

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Geneva Call gathers 21 armed movements in Geneva to discuss how to better protect children and education in armed conflict

1 December 2016

From 22 to 24 November 2016, 31 leaders, commanders and advisers of 21 armed movements from 11 countries, including Syria, Iraq, Colombia, Yemen, and Burma/Myanmar, participated in workshops and discussions around the... read more

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Syria: Geneva Call calls all parties to the conflict to stop indiscriminate attacks in Aleppo

3 November 2016

Geneva Call is deeply concerned about violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) by all parties to the conflict reported by media and national and international organizations during the ongoing armed... read more

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Mosul: Geneva Call works with the Shia Popular Mobilization Forces and the Peshmerga forces on the protection of civilians

1 November 2016

As the military operations around Mosul enter their 16th day, Geneva Call is continuing in its efforts to raise awareness about the protection of civilians with the main armed actors involved, particularly the Kurdish... read more

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Syria: Geneva Call launches “Fighter not Killer”—a media campaign on the rules of war

21 October 2016

On 20th October 2016, with hostilities ongoing in Syria, Geneva Call relaunched its “Fighter not Killer” media campaign on the rules of war. Until December, video clips presenting such basic humanitarian rules... read more

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Iraq: “civilians must be respected and protected in Mosul, regardless of their religion” say representatives of civil society organizations

20 October 2016

On 18th October, Geneva Call in partnership with Un Ponte Per, Public Aid Organization and Norwegian People's Aid, organized a conference in Dohuk on the protection of civilians during the military operations in... read more

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Geneva Call welcomes the announcement of the official start of the negotiations between the Colombian Government and the ELN

13 October 2016

Geneva Call is delighted with the official start of the peace negotiations planned on the 27th of October in Quito, Ecuador, as announced on the 10th of October by the Colombian Government and the ELN. Geneva Call... read more

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Burma/Myanmar: Geneva Call and partners conduct a first humanitarian workshop with the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army

11 October 2016

From 9 to 11 October, Geneva Call conducted a workshop for the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) on humanitarian norms in co-operation with the Karen Community Based Network Group and three international agencies... read more

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Sudan: 7 SPLM-N representatives in Europe attend a training session on International Humanitarian Law in Geneva

11 October 2016

Geneva Call held a training session for 7 SPLM-N representatives based in various European countries (Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom). The SPLM-N has been a signatory to... read more