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Mark C. Elliott
The LRA today (2015)

The LRA continues to attack civilians in CAR, DRC, and, to a lesser extent, South Sudan, manipulating porous borders and regional instability to their advantage. While the present intensity of LRA violence fluctuates from year to year and between countries, the LRA has generally moved...

Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award 2017

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John de Boer
...Welcome from the community was high

...Welcome from the community was high. Relatives and other neighbours would come to welcome the person who returned. They also counseled them. Some of them would perform the rituals of sprinkling water by hand to show that you are welcome back home from where we had expected you to have...

Patrick Meier
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Michael VanRooyen

Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH is the Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) at Harvard University.  He is also the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Dr. VanRooyen has worked as an emergency physician with numerous relief organizations in over...

The way we were trying to protect ourselves from the brutalities

The way we were trying to protect ourselves from the brutalities of the rebels, if they come, being people who believed in God, we could pray. If God allows you to go hide in the bush with our children - that would be entirely depending on good luck, and there one could hide with their...

Eric Nilles

Dr. Eric Nilles, MD MSc, is the Director of the Program on Infectious Diseases and Humanitarian Emergencies at HHI, a Member of the Faculty at Harvard Medical School, and an attending physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. He competed his clinical...

Signal: Internship
Dan Wikler
Research: Populations in Crisis
Youth in Crisis: Intro
HRIC Additional Info
Monitoring and Evaluation: KoBo Toolbox
Female former abductees, South Sudan
Urban Emergencies Program
HHI Disaster Relief Hub

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...

Lavine Humanitarian Studies Initiative

Building upon ten years of experience in experiential learning-based education, the Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative (HSI) is an Academy continuing education program that offers workshops and trainings for humanitarian professionals. Trainings are designed to prepare students for...

Ali Ardalan

Ali Ardalan MD, PhD, is a pioneer in disaster risk management (DRM) in Iran and the MENA region who was the driving force behind the creation of MPH and PhD training programs in disaster health studies. He is an Adviser to Deputy Minister of Health, and founder and Director of DRM Office at I.R....

Picking Up the Pieces: Women's Health Needs Assessment, Fond Parisien, Haiti

Circle of Health International (COHI) conducted this Women's Health Needs Assessment to identify the specific and immediate needs of women, and to provide evidence-based recommendations for short and long-term women's health programming in the Fond Parisien area. These recommendations are...

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