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Defense Department Releases First-Ever Policy on Civilian Harm Mitigation

The long-anticipated Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) on Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response (CHMR),…

January 25, 2024
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Eight Steps To Successfully Managing A Founder Transition

The departure and replacement of long-tenured Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of international humanitarian organizations are clearly complex and often go…

May 31, 2015
Djiboutian students participate in a learning activity as U.S. Soldiers from Charlie Company, 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), teach English lessons March 9, 2018 in Obock, Djibouti. Through key leader engagements and English discussion groups, the civil affairs team works to further improve relations between the local national populace and U.S. forces, develop a greater understanding of the Tadjoura and Obock regions, fill information gaps, coordinate future missions and maintain access to key areas.
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Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

The use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA) has caused significant harm to civilian populations. Beyond individual deaths and injuries, explosive weapons cause indirect…

April 14, 2021
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InterAction’s Top 10 Stories of 2020

A lot has happened over the past 366 days. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the humanitarian aid and…

December 31, 2020
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Looking to the Past to Preserve the Future: Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions

In the aftermath of World War II, States sought to strengthen the preservation of humanity in times of war.

August 12, 2019
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Making Amends for Civilian Harm: The Case for Reforming U.S. Ex Gratia Policy

When U.S. military actions abroad harm civilian populations, making amends should focus primarily on fulfilling the needs and wants of…

May 14, 2021
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NGOs Call for Urgent Congressional Action to Prevent and Address Civilian Harm

On November 30, 2021, InterAction and 23 NGOs submitted a letter to Congress calling for urgent and sustained Congressional…

November 30, 2021
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PSEAH: It’s Time to Include Sexual Harassment in Your Safeguarding Approach

International humanitarian and development organizations have faced increased pressure in recent years to address sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in…

September 29, 2022

Primary U.S. Foreign Assistance Agencies

January 13, 2023

Protection of Civilians

January 6, 2023