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Dave Polatty
Michael VanRooyen

Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH is the Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) at Harvard University.  He is also the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Dr. VanRooyen has worked as an emergency physician with numerous relief organizations in over...

Affiliated Programs

HHI faculty, fellows, and students serve as a resource for technical, research, and training assistance to many humanitarian agencies, international institutions, and educational organizations. Below is a partial list of collaborators, past and present.

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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...

Khaldoon AlKhaldi
Tilly Alcayna

Tilly Alcayna is a Research Consultant for the DisasterNet project which focuses on supporting local and national capacity for disaster preparedness and response in the Philippines, as part of the Resilient Communities Program. Previously, Tilly has worked in the Philippines for a DFID/VSO...

Humanitarian Coordination Link
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Sonny Patel

Doctor of Philosophy December 2016 (expected), Department of Psychological Medicine

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom

Sonny has proven experience in establishing and managing international research...

Peace and Human Rights Data: Team
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...

Refugee Camp Panoramas: Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan
Monitoring and Evaluation: Intro
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Workshops: HRIC
Learning Initiatives: Intro
Humanitarian Response Intensive Course: Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course
Gabriella Blum
Home: Hum Assessment course
Philip Dy

Philip Dy is Program Manager of the DisasterNet Project of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. The project aims to improve community-based disaster preparedness and response in the Philippines, by leveraging research and training programs.

He recently graduated from the Master in Public...

Christian Arbelaez
Doreen Koretz
Researching Gender in Fragile States: Lessons from Central Africa

The concentrations on Women, Gender and Health; and Humanitarian Studies, Ethics and Human Rights present a Conversation with Jocelyn Kelly, focusing on her work researching gender in fragiles states.

Jocelyn Kelly is the director for Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Women in...

ncd: First Steps
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