Sub-Saharan Africa

This report provides a regional breakdown of household perceptions and self-reported activities on several key questions related to disaster preparedness and recovery in the Philippines. These are: who and what is vulnerable? What preparedness activities have households undertaken? What assistance have households received and what helped them recover the most? What are the barriers?

This context analysis examines the humanitarian, political, societal, and economic dimensions that make the protracted conflict in Afghanistan intractable and precarious for civilian populations.

Access obstruction in conflict settings has emerged as a critical operational and policy concern across the humanitarian sector, but there remains a dearth of analysis regarding the ways in which humanitarian organizations perpetuate self-inflicted access obstacles.

Irene Yuan SUN is a practitioner and author focused on creating economic opportunity to underserved populations such as refugees, migrants, and the bottom-of-the-pyramid populations in developing countries.

Sakina completed her BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford. Following this, Sakina worked as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) London office where she was selected to participate in the company’s Social Impact Immersion Program, a program that allowed her to focus her consulting work with NGOs and multilateral clients.

Jérôme Grimaud is a humanitarian worker and Senior Fellow with the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action. He devoted his first missions to protective accompaniment in Central America and to frontline negotiations in the Middle East before becoming a psychosocial support delegate of the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Emmanuel Tronc is Senior Research Analyst at the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. He focuses on field research and context analysis on humanitarian negotiation and access in numerous frontline contexts.

Haotan Wu is a Ph.D. candidate at Peking University, majoring in International Politics, the Middle East in particular. She holds a M.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Previously, she was an exchange student to Jordan University in Amman.

Ruba Zinati is a Senior Research Analyst at the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) at HHI and formerly Senior Researcher at Jordan Institute of Diplomacy JID Jordan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. She holds a Bachelor of Physics and a Master’s degree in International and Diplomatic Studies, and Diploma in Strategic Planning and Conflict Resolution.

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