Protecting civilians in armed conflict

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Annual Report 2017 – Protecting Civilians in Armed Conflict

28 June 2018

Geneva Call has released its 2017 Annual Report, highlighting key achievements for the protection of civilians in armed conflicts over the last year. Among others, Geneva Call: Engaged in dialogue with 69 armed... read more

Developing our humanitarian engagement with armed non-state actors on the displacement of civilians

28 June 2018

The world is currently witnessing the highest levels of displacement ever recorded globally; 20 people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution and the number of new displacements... read more

Syria: new measures taken by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units to stop recruiting children under 18

22 June 2018

Geneva Call welcomes the new measures taken by People’s Protection Units/Women’s Protection Units/Democratic Self-Administration in Rojava (YPG/YPJ/DSA) to address the violations of the Deed of Commitment protecting... read more

Destruction of 2,500 stockpiled anti-personnel mines in Western Sahara

30 May 2018

On 22 May 2018, Geneva Call monitored the destruction of 2,500 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

Conference in Beirut: preserving cultural heritage in the Middle East conflicts

5 April 2018

On 16 March, the Friends of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Network—a platform initiated by Geneva Call—held a high-level panel discussion at the American University of Beirut entitled Protection of... read more

Iraq: “Displaced people have the right to return to their homes.” A first training session with a tribal Sunni brigade of the Popular Mobilization Forces in Anbar

28 March 2018

On 14 and 15 February, Geneva Call conducted a first two-day workshop on the law of armed conflict, including the rules governing the rights of displaced people, for 31 fighters and commanders from a tribal Sunni... read more

Geneva Call ranks 74th best NGO in the world

19 March 2018

NGO ADVISOR has listed Geneva Call at 74th in its 2018 ranking of the world’s top 500 NGOs. Geneva Call differentiates itself as one of the only organizations developing a sustainable humanitarian dialogue on the... read more

Syria: new allegations of child recruitment in Afrin

19 March 2018

In the context of the recent military operations in Afrin, in north-west Syria, a worrying number of allegations on the use of child soldiers have been reported. Geneva Call reminds all parties to the conflict that no... read more

Eastern Ghouta: TV campaign to advocate humanitarian access

13 March 2018

Geneva Call has just relaunched its TV campaign in Eastern Ghouta in a bid to urge all armed actors active in this area to guarantee safe humanitarian access, respect hospitals and medical personnel and refrain from... read more

Libya: launch of a Facebook campaign to promote for the protection of civilian populations in armed conflict

27 February 2018

On 20 February, Geneva Call launched a video campaign via Facebook to raise awareness about the rules of war and humanitarian norms among the populations in Libya’s main cities, including Benghazi and Tripoli. The... read more