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People were uniting in groups of about ten

People were uniting in groups of about ten people. They would go to each other’s nearby gardens and dig. That is how it has kept peoples’ life and it was a very important thing done without any jealousy...

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The change we started to see here was when our children

The change we started to see here was when our children from here volunteered take up bows and arrows to fight the rebels...When those sons of ours came out, we saw they were going to help us. Their presence scared away the LRA from their frequent attacks on this community.U11

Emmanuel Tronc

Emmanuel Tronc is Senior Research Analyst at the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. He focuses on field research and context analysis on humanitarian negotiation and access in numerous frontline contexts. Emmanuel has worked in the...

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Human Rights, Health Neutrality, and Medical Education in War-Torn Syria

Recent high-profile attacks on humanitarian professionals and operations in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq call attention to the growing vulnerabilities of humanitarian staff and medical operations in conflict zones. As of June 2016, 757 healthcare personnel have been killed and 382 attacks have...

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Irini Albanti

Dr. Albanti is the Executive Director at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and has 18 years of experience in healthcare management and global health. Dr. Albanti leads the strategic, operational, financial, and administrative management of HHI and oversees all HHI programs. Dr. Albanti is...

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Vincenzo Bollettino

Dr. Bollettino is the Director of the Program on Resilient Communities at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Bollettino served for five years as Executive Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Dr. Bollettino has twenty years...

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...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...

Many people have been helping the children

Many people have been helping the children who were escaping from the LRA abduction until they were taken to their family. For those whose home might be farther, you would bathe them and give them food. Those people were very much hidden because if they were abducted again they would be...

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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Jocelyn Kelly

Jocelyn Kelly is the founding director for Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Women in War program, and currently is a fellow at HHI where she designs and implements projects to examine issues relating to gender, peace, and security in fragile states. Kelly has been conducting health-...

HumGeo: Modus Operandi
William E. Bertrand

William E. Bertrand PhD. Wisner Professor of Public Health in the Global and Community Health Dept. of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  Previously at Tulane, Dr. Bertrand served in his academic positions as the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,...

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