Protecting civilians in armed conflict

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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

Interview with Alain Délétroz, Geneva Call’s new Director General: “Keeping humanity alive where fire, steel and ashes tear apart the weak”

9 February 2018

On 1 January 2018, Alain Délétroz became Geneva Call’s General Director. With more than twenty years of experience in conflict-affected areas, he intends to further develop the organization and increase Geneva... read more

Northwest Syria: current military operations in Afrin put 323,000 people at risk

1 February 2018

On 20 January 2017, fighting between the Turkish army, supported by several Syrian armed non-State actors (ANSAs), and the Kurdish People’s Defences Forces (YPG/YPJ) broke out in Afrin, a region of Northwest Syria.... read more

The Philippines: first meetings with communities affected by armed hostilities in Marawi

14 January 2018

Geneva Call staff recently travelled to the island of Mindanao in the Philippines to assess the situation and evaluate the possibilities of working towards increased protection for civilians. The organization’s... read more

Iraq: training the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Human Rights Monitoring Unit on the law of armed conflict

4 January 2018

Geneva Call, in collaboration with the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) High Committee to Evaluate and Respond to International Reports (HCERIR), organized two workshops on international humanitarian law (IHL)... read more