Sub-Saharan Africa

Yemen currently faces the “world’s worst cholera outbreak in the midst of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis,” according to a joint statement issued by UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in July 2017.

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.

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