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DRR, Inc.: Can the Private Sector Revive Resilience?

As the planet warms, the vulnerability of communities in less developed countries rises. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in 2008, 20 million people were displaced by climate-related sudden onset disasters. Additionally, as AlertNet reports, in 2011, floods...

Oct 2012
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    Displacement & Destruction: Analysis of Idlib, Syria 2017-2020

    As the Syrian civil war enters its tenth year on  March 15, the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology conducted satellite imagery analysis to capture the rapid expansion of displaced people’s camps and the widespread impact of aerial bombardment in Idlib, Syria. This work was...

    Mar 2020
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  • 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...

    Discussion Informed by Recurrent Lessons from a Systematic Review on Targeting Practices in Urban Humanitarian Crises

    Introduction: Urbanization has challenged many humanitarian practices given the complexity of cities. Urban humanitarian crises have similarly made identifying vulnerable populations difficult. As humanitarians respond to cities with chronic deficiencies in basic needs stressed by a crisis,...

    Oct 2017
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  • Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme


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    DisasterNet Philippines: Scoping Study Report

    This scoping study maps government, community-based organizations, national and international non-governmental organizations, private sector initiatives, and research and academic institutions working on disaster preparedness and response in the Philippines.

    The study provides the basis...

    Jan 2016
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  • Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies

    This report analyzes how the humanitarian community and the emerging volunteer and technical communities worked together in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and recommends a four-part framework to improve coordination between these two groups in future emergencies. The report...

    Jan 2011
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  • Directors Update January 2017

    Dear friends and colleagues, 

    The President's recent executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States has created immediate and devastating consequences for many in the medical and public...

    Diplomacy and LRA migration (2005-2006)

    By 2005, the LRA ceased activity in Uganda. On August 26, 2006, the LRA and Ugandan government signed a cessation of hostilities agreement.  Simultaneously, the LRA’s foothold in southern Sudan was beginning to weaken. In 2005, the Sudanese government and the SPLA/M signed the...

    Digital Data Collection: A KoBoToolbox Use Case with Jake Weisenthal

    Jake Weisenthal, Country Director, Semilla Nueva offered HHI an interview to share the challenges and benefits associated with transitioning to digital data collection in rural Guatemala. Interview filmed and produced by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative 2016.

    Feb 2017
    Developing Managers and Leaders: Experiences and Lessons from International NGOs

    This report, sponsored by the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations and HHI, is based on interviews with senior managers affiliated with a variety of well-known INGOs. It elucidates ways that these organizations approach management and leadership development. It identifies best...

    Oct 2011
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  • Destroyed Ambulance in Gaza
    Designing Security

    Humanitarian organizations operate in increasingly hostile environments. Although authoritative statistics are scarce, anecdotal evidence suggests that aid workers face life-threatening risks that are exacerbated by the growing number of humanitarian organizations operating in the field with...

    Oct 2006
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