Sahr Muhammedally

Director of MENA & South Asia, Centre for Civilians in Conflict

Region(s): Asia, Middle East
Country of focus: Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen
Based in New York, NY

Sahr Muhammedally (@Sahrmally ) is an expert on urban war and civilian protection at the Center for Civilians in Conflict (@CivCenter).  She is Director for MENA (Middle East and North Africa) and South Asia.

Sahr leads advocacy and strategy on civilian protection and engages governments and armed actors on civilian harm mitigation policies and practices during all phases of operations. She writes and presents on civilian protection, urban war, and develops policy papers and scenario-based training materials on civilian harm mitigation.

She has worked for over 18 years in the area of armed conflict, human rights, and counterterrorism. She has undertaken field work in Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, Pakistan, Syria, and Yemen.

Prior to joining CIVIC, Sahr worked at Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, and practiced law at Gibbons P.C. Sahr is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Brooklyn Law School (cum laude).