Sub-Saharan Africa

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the Asia Center present High Ground: Disaster, Risk, Resilience in the Philippines. The photo exhibition by Aubrey Graham draws on themes of disaster risk, resilience, relocation, and urban community response mechanisms in the Philippines.

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the Asia Center present High Ground: Disaster, Risk, Resilience in the Philippines. The photo exhibition by Aubrey Graham draws on themes of disaster risk, resilience, relocation, and urban community response mechanisms in the Philippines.

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is pleased to support organizations responding to conflict and disaster globally. We recognize that due to the recent devastation brought on by hurricanes, earthquakes and ongoing conflicts around the world it is difficult to know how best to help those in need.  

In recent years, the notion of resilience has grown into an important concept for both scholars and practitioners working on disasters. This evolution reflects a growing interest from diverse disciplines in a holistic understanding of complex systems, including how societies interact with their environment.

HHI Director Michael VanRooyen shares his thoughts on World Humanitarian Day 2017.

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Director Michael VanRooyen discusses the impact of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017. Dr. VanRooyen goes on to suggest ways to contribute to the relief effort. 

Doctoral student Summer Marion recently published “The Power Behind Global Health,” a review of Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar’s recent book, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World, and Why? The review was co-authored with Michael R.

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