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Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course: Intro
Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course: Overview
Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course: Registration Information
Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course: Topics Covered in the 2014 Course
Urban Humanitarian Response and Protection

It is estimated that half of the world’s population currently resides in urban areas, and this number is expected to rise to 5 billion by 2030, with the largest cities emerging in Africa and Asia. Rapid urbanization has led to increased density, overcrowding, and strain on local...

Sep 2014
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  • Urban: City Fragility and Resilience Framework
    Urban: GBI and Mobility in Cities
    Urban: RCT of Business
    URBAN: Recent Publication
    Urban: Systematic Review
    Urbanization - An Emerging Humanitarian Disaster

    This paper describes the current rates of urbanization and the developing health consequences framed as a humanitarian crisis. The authors go on to analyze the current state of knowledge and policy on urban health. They lay out the priorities for future research and work and the role for...

    Aug 2009
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  • 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...

    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 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...

    Vulnerable Populations Program: Intro
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