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David Phillips
David Bangsberg
Dave Polatty
Data preparedness: connecting data, decision making and humanitarian response

Signal Program Standards and Ethics Series - Issue 1

Data are a central component of humanitarian response. Frequently, however, there is a disconnect between data, decision-making and response. Informed decisions need to be made in the first hours and days of an emergency, and if the...

Nov 2016
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  • Data Collection and Refugee Protection

    As the numbers of migrants and refugees entering Europe continue to increase, data collection and analysis, particularly through mobile technology, social media, and crowdsourcing, provide humanitarian actors with key insights into critical protection gaps and emerging trends. Yet the growing...

    Dec 2015
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  • 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...

    Daniel Schrag
    Daniel Schrag
    Daniel Scarnecchia

    Daniel Scarnecchia is a Researcher at HHI’s Signal Program on Human Security and Technology, focusing on data governance, standards, and ethics in the Humanitarian sector.  Prior to joining HHI, he was a management consultant with a practice in the governance of sensitive data and the...

    Dan Wikler
    Cynthia Petrigh

    Cynthia Petrigh has been working in the field of Human rights, IHL, and peace processes for the past 19 years.  Her international experience includes setting up a rehabilitation center for victims of torture (as Executive Director of Centre Nassim in Beirut), teaching (as...

    Crisis Negotiation Certificate

    For more information on the Advanced Professional Certificate Course, please contact Anaïde Nahikian, ATHA Program Manager, at

    Crisis Mapping
    Crisis Code: Humanitarian Protection in the Digital Age

    Crisis Code: Humanitarian Protection in the Digital Age. Panel 1: Humanitarian Threats in the Age of Cyberwar, part of our #SwissTouch...

    Oct 2017
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  • Crime Scene: Evidence of Mass Graves in Kadugli, Sudan

    SSP has found evidence consistent with allegations that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Government of Sudan-aligned (GoS) militias have apparently engaged in a campaign of systematic mass killing of civilians in Kadugli, South Kordofan. Under the Rome Statute and other international...

    Jul 2011
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  • Craig Etcheson
    Covid-19 Resources


    COVID-19 is new, but the factors influencing our behavior during outbreaks are not


    Cover-Up: New Evidence of Three Mass Graves in South Kordofan

    SSP has identified three new apparent mass grave sites in and around Kadugli in South Kordofan, Sudan based on an analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery and multiple eyewitness accounts. The three alleged mass grave sites identified in this report are separate from and in addition to...

    Aug 2011
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  • Countering Terror in Humanitarian Crises: The Challenges of Delivering Aid to Somalia Jun 2012
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  • Core Concepts of International Humanitarian Law

    Unit 1.1 of ATHA's International Humanitarian Law DIstance Learning Series explores the primary sources, development, and scope of application of IHL. Also covers the qualification of armed conflict and the interplay between IHL and international human rights law (IHRL).

    Jan 2015 Link
    Cordillera Administrative Region: Household Preparedness

    Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has had a major impact on the north of the Philippines displacing more than 50,000 people in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and resulting in over PhP 14 billion in agriculatural damages (equivalent to approx. USD 270 million). The Philippines government and many...

    Sep 2018
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  • Convoy: Evidence of Heavy Military Activity in Kadugli, South Kordofan

    Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified through analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery captured on 4 July 2011 an apparent Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) convoy travelling through Kadugli town consistent with an at least regiment-sized unit, which is equal to approximately 1000...

    Jul 2011
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    Conflict Migration: Assessing the Approaches to Rehabilitation

    On World Refugee Day this year, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees reported that the number of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide has exceeded 50 million people. Humanitarian organizations are currently struggling to address the needs of these displaced...

    Oct 2014
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