The Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) is an independent, impartial 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in 1998 by U.S. veterans and humanitarian advocates to promote peace and development in Iraq. We work to advance that mission through lifesaving advocacy, youth-focused field work, and genuine partnerships with Iraqi civil society and the country’s youth. EPIC is funded by the contributions of private foundations and individuals who share our commitment to building a brighter future for all Iraqis.
Handicap International, along with 27 other NGOs working together to provide assistance and protection for civilians affected by the conflict in Iraq, share the following concerns and recommendations in advance of the meeting of the coalition to counter ISIL in Washington, D.C.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR PROTECTING CIVILIANS AND ENSURING ACCESS TO ASSISTANCE DURING MILITARY OPERATIONS