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Sanoj Rajan
Mark C. Elliott
John Crowley
Data and Technology in Humanitarian Response Workshop

In December of 2015, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative will host a workshop focused on data and technology in humanitarian response.

This working meeting will convene 35-40 experts and technologists from international NGOs, UN agencies, and other sectors to explore...

Brittany Card

Brittany Card is the Program Coordinator for the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). She previously worked as a consultant for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and as a research assistant...

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...

Rebecca Hémono

Rebecca Hémono, MPH, serves as the Research and Evaluation Coordinator for the External Evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. In this role, she contributes extensively to data collection and...

Adele Waugaman
HumGeo: Modus Operandi
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...

Pamela Steiner
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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...

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...

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Research: Humanitarian Policy and Evaluation
Anas Khan
I would like to add that the government did send security to us

I would like to add that the government did send security to us. The Government sent soldiers to protect the people in the IDP camps and this was one of the most important things. Apart from security the government also gave people food that otherwise helped to rescue people from...

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...

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Monitoring and Evaluation: KoBo Toolbox
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...

Dismantling the LRA (2012-Present)

At least 12 senior commanders have defected or been killed since 2012. In late 2014, senior LRA commander Dominic Ongwen surrendered to AU-RTF forces in the CAR. In 2015, only approximately 150 male combatants remain as the core of the LRA, excluding the ever-changing number of...

Christmas and Makombo Massacres (2008-2009)

In 2008, LRA combatants committed mass atrocities against civilians in retaliation for OLT. More than 1,000 men, women, and children were brutally killed in less than one month in the DRC and southern Sudan in what became known as the Christmas Massacres. Less than one year later, 321...

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