Protecting civilians in armed conflict

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Geneva Call publishes a study on the negotiation of humanitarian access in North Kivu

20 March 2019

In response to the shrinking humanitarian space in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), this report seeks to shed light on the humanitarian access negotiation practices of NGOs operating in the area. It... read more

Geneva Call’s Director General signs a cooperation agreement with the Australian government

6 March 2019

Alain Délétroz with Mr Tony Sheehan, Deputy Secretary for International Security of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. To reinforce its longstanding support from Australia, Geneva Call conducted a strategic... read more

Geneva Call holds a workshop in Beirut to support NGOs working in Syria

1 February 2019

On December 18 and 19 2018, Geneva Call organised a two-day workshop in Beirut, Lebanon covering International Humanitarian Law, and humanitarian protection and access in Syria for thirty-four different international... read more

Final destruction of 2,485 stockpiled anti-personnel mines in Western Sahara

22 January 2019

On 6 January 2019, Geneva Call monitored the destruction of 2,485 stockpiled anti-personnel (AP) mines by the Sahrawi Mine Action Coordination Office (SMACO) in accordance with Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment banning... read more

“Armed conflicts have rules too”: press conference in Kiev

14 January 2019

Geneva Call organized a press conference in Ukraine on December 13, 2018 to launch its first ever programme in Ukraine. The main speaker, Marie Lequin, Head of the Eurasia region at Geneva Call, focused on the... read more

Iraq: two armed actors sign a humanitarian declaration to protect civilians, children and displaced people

17 December 2018

On 12 December 2018, the Ninewa Guards - an armed actor from Mosul - and the Ezidkhan Protection Forces - a Yezidi armed actor from Sinjar - each signed a “Unilateral Humanitarian Declaration to Respect Humanitarian... read more

New mine risk workshops launched in the Chocó region of Colombia

6 December 2018

Geneva Call has recently launched a series of new workshops on mine risk education in the Chocó department of Colombia. The workshops aim to raise awareness of the issue of landmines and the risks they pose to... read more

Geneva Call organizes its first workshop for journalists on the protection of internally displaced persons

6 December 2018

On November 7 and 8 2018, Geneva Call organized a two-day workshop on the protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in armed conflict for Kurdish journalists in Erbil. Eighteen TV, radio, print and online media... read more

The Syrian Democratic Forces release 56 children under the age of 18

3 December 2018

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recently announced that 56 boys under the age of 18 had left their organisation and were returned to their families. This decision came following a military order on child protection,... read more

Geneva Call launches an innovative new Deed of Commitment on protecting health care in armed conflict

23 November 2018

Attacks on health care facilities, personnel and medical transports have increased significantly in conflict zones in recent years. Armed groups are believed to be responsible for about a third of all such incidents of... read more