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Examining the needs of at-risk youth in the Middle East and North Africa: A multi-method landscape analysis and systematic literature review

Opportunities for youth can be severely limited among many communities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region that are disrupted by conflict or impoverishment. Recent political and economic factors, as well as a rapidly growing youth population, have greatly increased the...

Jan 2015
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  • Failed Diplomacy (2006-2008)

    In 2006, renewed efforts at diplomacy began with the commencement of the Juba peace talks between the LRA and the Ugandan government, hosted in Juba, southern Sudan. The process was complicated by the ICC indictment of Kony, in-fighting among LRA commanders participating in the peace...

    Faine Greenwood

    Faine Greenwood is a researcher at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, focusing on how UAV and satellite technology can be used in humanitarian contexts. A graduate of Stanford University and Tulane University, Greenwood is a former Southeast Asia correspondent and a recreational drone...

    Famine and Conflict: The Unfolding Food Security Crisis

    Humanitarian agencies project that more than 20 million people are at risk of severe food insecurity, starvation, and famine this summer in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Northeastern Nigeria. Common to all these contexts is the onset and prevalence of armed conflict. Furthermore, WFP has...

    May 2017
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  • Farrah J. Mateen
    Female former abductees, South Sudan
    Female former abductees, South Sudan
    Female former abductees, South Sudan
    Flashpoint: Abyei

    The human security situation in the Abyei region of Sudan has rapidly deteriorated in the past week due to renewed violence. Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has confirmed through the analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery that buildings consistent with civilian infrastructure appear...

    Mar 2011
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  • Follow the Money: How Has Aid Measured Up in 2012?

    As the Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) 2012 Report notes, humanitarian needs in 2011 decreased from those of the previous year. Financing requests dropped by 21% and the overall funding response decreased by 9% from 2010 to 2011. However, despite this shift, the gap in unmet financing...

    Nov 2012
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  • For me I saw that taking people into camps was what saved people

    For me I saw that taking people into camps was what saved people. Taking people away from the rural villages into camps which were protected by the army for both days and nights helped people to be safe from the LRA. They [the LRA] would not find food anywhere and if they wanted food they...

    Forgotten Voices: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes About Peace and Justice in Northern Uganda

    After two decades of armed conflict waged by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Northern Uganda, Ugandans and the international community remain divided on how to effectively pursue and obtain peace and justice. This study presents Ugandans’ exposures to violence, the needs and concerns...

    Jul 2005
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  • Fragile Future: The human cost of conflict in Afghanistan

    This context analysis examines the humanitarian, political, societal, and economic dimensions that make the protracted conflict in Afghanistan intractable and precarious for civilian populations. The report is based on field visits to numerous regions in Afghanistan in July 2018 — which...

    Dec 2018
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  • Fragile Peace, Elusive Justice: Population-Based Survey on Perceptions and Attitudes about Security and Justice in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

    This report presents the results of a mixed-methods study conducted in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to assess the population’s perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes about security and justice. The study included a survey of 1,000 randomly selected adult residents, to provide results that are...

    Jul 2014
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  • Francisco Pietro Castrillo

    Dr. Francisco Pietro Castrillo holds a PhD in Physics from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and Universidad do Minho. His thesis was “On the Dynamics of Rigid Block Structures, applications to SDOF Masonry Collapse Mechanisms.”   Francisco’s resume reflects a clear cross-disciplinary activity...

    Frederick M. Burkle, Jr.
    From Design to Implementation: The Interpretation of Fact-finding Mandates

    The mandate interpretation process is crucial to the implementation of fact-finding missions geared toward investigating alleged violations of international law, including human rights, international criminal law, and international humanitarian law. However, many disagreements exist about...

    Dec 2014
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  • From Design to Implementation: The Interpretation of Fact-finding Mandates Dec 2014
    From Design to Implementation: The Interpretation of Fact-finding Mandates

    The mandate interpretation process is crucial to the implementation of fact-finding missions geared toward investigating alleged violations of international law, including human rights, international criminal law, and international humanitarian law. However, many disagreements exist about...

    Dec 2014
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  • From Isolation to Interoperability: The Interaction of Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-finding Missions and International Criminal Courts and Tribunals

    Over the past few decades, governments have established various international criminal courts and tribunals (ICCTs), including several ad hoc entities — such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) —...

    Dec 2014
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  • From Legal Theory to Policy Tools: IHL and International Human Rights Law May 2007
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  • From Rapid Response to Sustainable Solutions: Disaster Response and Recovery in Post-Earthquake Haiti

    On the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, HHI released this report, chronicling eleven months of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's disaster response and recovery efforts in Haiti.  The report offers a brief overview of the establishment of the Disaster Recovery Center,...

    Jan 2010
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  • From the battlefield to the bedroom: a multilevel analysis of the links between political conflict and intimate partner violence in Liberia

    Objectives Assess the link between levels of armed conflict and postconflict intimate partner violence (IPV) experienced by women in Liberia.

    Methods Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project...

    Apr 2018
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  • Frontline Abyei: Evidence of Military Escalation in Abyei Region

    Following the recent razing of three villages, there has been increased military activity in and around the contested Abyei region of Sudan during the past week. Actors aligned with both the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) appear to have improved...

    Mar 2011
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  • Gabriella Blum

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