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Building Sustainable Peace and Fostering Development in Papua - E Conference Report

From 20th June through the 5th of July 2002, the Conflict Prevention Initiative of the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (CPI HPCR) in cooperation with the Center for Peace and Security Studies at the University of Gadjah Mada (CSPS) carried out a series of activities...

Jul 2002
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  • Internal Displacement in Afghanistan: New Challenges

    The ongoing military action in Afghanistan is deepening what was already a severe humanitarian crisis. Further displacement of civilians will have a profound impact upon the ability of the country and its people to recover. The movement of civilian populations in search of security, as a result...

    Jun 2002
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  • Securing Communities for Reconstruction in Afghanistan: Final Report of the Conflict Prevention Initiative E-Conference

    For two weeks in April and May 2002, the Conflict Prevention Initiative (CPI) of the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) hosted the first ever international e-conference on “Securing Communities for Reconstruction in Afghanistan,” attracting over 90 participants....

    May 2002
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  • Securing Communities for Reconstruction in Afghanistan: Views from Afghan community leaders in refugee camps in Iran

    This report is the outcome of a series of discussions with Afghans in Mash’had and Zahedan, Iran, in April 2002. The participants in these discussions were mainly members of Afghan community-based groups, known for their charitable activities for Afghan refugees in both cities. Three women and...

    May 2002
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  • This report is the outcome of a series of discussions with Afghans in Mash’had and Zahedan, Iran, in April 2002. The participants in these discussions were mainly members of Afghan community-based groups, known for their charitable activities for Afghan r

    This report summarizes the principal results of a series of conversations with Afghans in Kabul and Peshawar in March and April 2002. In Kabul, the HPCR conducted a series of interviews as well as group discussions with community leaders. In Peshawar, the Program hosted a twoday roundtable...

    Apr 2002
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  • Afghanistan: A New Era of Humanitarian Assistance

    Undoubtedly, Afghanistan represents one of the most complex and difficult environments in which humanitarian agencies could operate. Working amidst ongoing military operations, continuous insecurity, and the massive displacement of populations, humanitarian agencies also have to cope with a...

    Mar 2002
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  • Key Challenges for Recovery in Afghanistan

    While international efforts to reach a political agreement on a provisional government in Afghanistan continue, the situation on the ground presents a series of challenges to the aid community. The most immediate of these is to ensure that assistance reaches those most in need, even as the...

    Jan 2002
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  • The Role of Islam in Shaping the Future of Afghanistan

    In the aftermath of the attacks against the United States on September 11 and the resulting conflict in Afghanistan, Western analysts and the media have referred extensively to Islamic notions such as shura, fatwa, shari’a, madrasa, and jihad in their reports on the region. Little information...

    Oct 2001
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  • "People's Security as a New Measure of Global Stability," International Review of the Red Cross vol.842

    espite renewed commitment by States to respect and ensure respect for the rules of international humanitarian law, the surge of violence against civilians has continued. Entire populations in Europe, Africa and Central Asia have been displaced, harassed or subjected to extreme forms of violence...

    Jun 2001
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  • Children Facing Insecurity: New Strategy of Survival in a Global Era

    This paper explores the nature of children’s security within the context of modern threats from globalization and new forms of warfare. It analyzes the sources of insecurity faced by children and the survival strategies they and their families employ as a result. Through a number of case-studies...

    May 2001
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  • Humanitarian Negotiation: Observations from Recent Experience

    During the last twenty years, the United Nations, the Red Cross Movement and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) have had to increasingly utilise negotiation to ensure access and the provision of humanitarian assistance to those in need. Current trends of increasing international and intrastate...

    Feb 2001
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  • Setting Priorities for Preventive Action in Nepal: Final Report of the Web Conference

    The Conflict Prevention Initiative of the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research convened an online conference on setting the priorities for preventive action in Nepal from 25 January to 1 February 2001. Eighty respected scholars, NGO activists and officials were selected...

    Feb 2001
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  • HPCR - Bibliography on Human Security Jan 2001
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  • New Challenges of Humanitarian Protection," BMJ vol.319

    The fourth Geneva Convention, adopted 50 years ago, on 12 August 1949, describes the actions that warring parties must take to protect civilian populations from the worst excesses of war. Building on the concept developed in the previous three conventions—that certain activities and people...

    Aug 1999
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    Nepal Earthquake

    The April 25th 7.8 magnitude earthquake and second 7.3 magnitude earthquake on May 12th has resulted in more than 8,219 deaths and 17,866 injured. The international humanitarian community continues to expand its support to the Nepalese government in the provision of humanitarian relief,...

    The Lord’s Resistance Army (1985 - Present)

    The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has operated for more than two decades in Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and the Central African Republic (CAR). The group is known for mass murder, mutilation, and ongoing abductions to increase their ranks. Estimates of...

    Humanitarian Action Summit 2018

    More information on the Event Facebook Page.

    This event will begin at 5:15 PM on Thursday, October 25. 

    The Harvard Humanitarian Action Summit aims to educate the Harvard community on critical issues...

    US and International Response to the conflict (2010-2013)

    In 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, dedicating U.S. support to the governments of the affected countries in central Africa, as well as the African Union (AU) and the UN. In 2011, the AU established the Regional Cooperation...

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    Professional Ed: Overview
    Kevin Coughlin

    Kevin Coughlin manages the grants and helps coordinate projects for the Programs on Peace and Human Rights and Evaluation and Implementation Science at HHI. Prior to joining HHI, Kevin worked for several organizations in Washington, D.C., researching human rights, U.S. national security,...

    education crisis: people
    On the occasion of the Remembrance day, delegation's staff supports ICRC employees who died on mission.
    IDP Camps in Uganda (1996)

    As military attempts against the LRA continued, the Ugandan government instituted a strategy of moving civilians into camps. At the peak of the conflict in 2005, 251 camps held nearly two million people across 11 districts in Uganda. The camps are widely considered to be a...

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