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Usha Periyanayagam
Valerie Ann Dobiesz

Dr. Valerie Dobiesz has expertise in medical education and women’s health and is collaborating on developing an assessment tool to evaluate challenges to maintaining medical education during conflict and insecurity.  Dr. Dobiesz is an emergency medicine physician at the Brigham & Women’s...

Valerie Neylan
Vandana Sharma

Dr. Vandana Sharma is Project Director for the External Evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme at HHI and a Research Associate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a public health researcher with expertise in maternal and child...

Victim Participation and the Trial of Duch at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

The trial of Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch (Case 001), at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) was the first in the history of international criminal justice in which surviving victims of alleged crimes could participate directly in international criminal proceedings as...

Jan 2011
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  • Vincenzo Bollettino

    Dr. Bollettino is the Director of Resilient Communities Program 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 of...

    Vulnerable Populations Program: Intro
    Vulnerable Populations Program: PeacebuildingData.org
    Vulnerable Populations Program: People
    Vulnerable Populations Program: Recent Publications
    War, Technology, and International Humanitarian Law Jul 2005
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  • We had some ways that we were using to protect ourselves from the LRA

    We had some ways that we were using to protect ourselves from the LRA. For example, if I was found at home or anywhere and I am arrested by the rebels, the rebels would ask me to take them to where the rest of the community members were hiding. I will not take them. I would walk with the...

    We Mobilized Ourselves

    Despite facing violence and terror, local communities have created innovative systems of self-protection and resilience in the face of the LRA threat. 

    Nov 2015
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  • What is 'Humanitarian Communication'? Towards Standard Definitions and Protections for the Humanitarian Use of ICTs

    In October 2014, the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) launched a knowledge hub on communications technology and security risk management. The first publication of this project brought together ...

    Oct 2015
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  • What Practices Are Used to Identify and Prioritize Vulnerable Populations Affected by Urban Humanitarian Emergencies?

    Individuals and organizations responding to humanitarian crises recognize the need to improve urban emergency response and preparedness – including the need to devise better methods for assessing vulnerability within urban populations. 

    This systematic review represents...

    Jan 2017
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  • When I returned from the bush, you know here we have cultural rites

    When I returned from the bush, you know here we have cultural rites that we perform. When I came back, they did a cleansing ceremony to all who retuned and one person from the community who is not even my relative gave one goat for my cleaning ceremony. For a stranger to give you a...

    When the War Ends: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes about Peace, Justice, and Social Reconstruction in Northern Uganda

    Ravaged by 21 years of war and destruction, Northern Uganda faces serious obstacles in achieving reconciliation and accountability for violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. While security in the region has improved since the migration of the Lord’s Resistance Army...

    Dec 2007
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  • When we came back home, the rebels were still here

    When we came back home, the rebels were still here and disturbing people, although they were not many as before. We continued to dodge them. But you know for us here we have our bows and arrows...that we use for hunting and protecting ourselves. So the men here also saw that since the...

    While in the camps hunger struck and people would organized themselves

    While in the camps hunger struck and people would organized themselves in groups and went up the mountain areas and got some firewood to sell in order to buy food and eat. A bundle of firewood was even only 500 shillings. Parents would raise such money and then buy what to eat. Some people...

    While We Watched: Assessing the Impact of the Satellite Sentinel Project

    The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs published an article authored by Signal Program staff in which they detail the technology, perceived impact and lessons learned from running operations for the Satellite Sentinel Project. This inside assessment of the Satellite Sentinel...

    Jul 2013
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  • While we were still at home, if the wife was cooking

    While we were still at home, if the wife was cooking then the men would be on standby outside watching out. If any sound from chickens being chased was heard in the neighboring homes, then the man would tell the wife that something is wrong here, let us keep alert. Then you would run away...

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