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2018 Weintz Award

On Thursday, October 4th, Nadia Murad accepted the Third Annual Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award, presented by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. As a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, she noted the value of receiving this award from humanitarians...

Negotiation
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The Initial Response (1991-1994)

Diplomatic and military attempts to defeat the LRA were ongoing between 1991-1994. The first government response occurred in 1991 when the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) mounted a four-month military offensive called “Operation North.” Simultaneously, Uganda’s state minister at the...

LRA: Quote LRA fighter reduction
Irene Sun

Irene Yuan SUN is a practitioner and author focused on creating economic opportunity to underserved populations such as refugees, migrants, and the bottom-of-the-pyramid populations in developing countries.

Previously, Irene was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, where she...

David Phillips
Brendan Kelley

Brendan Kelley joined the HHI team in September 2018 as the Project and Administrative Coordinator. In this role, Brendan facilitates various administrative and financial duties including the hiring and onboarding of employees; travel arrangements for HHI employees; and financial support for...

Professional Ed: Impact
Adele Waugaman
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Many people have been helping the children

Many people have been helping the children who were escaping from the LRA abduction until they were taken to their family. For those whose home might be farther, you would bathe them and give them food. Those people were very much hidden because if they were abducted again they would be...

For me I saw that taking people into camps was what saved people

For me I saw that taking people into camps was what saved people. Taking people away from the rural villages into camps which were protected by the army for both days and nights helped people to be safe from the LRA. They [the LRA] would not find food anywhere and if they wanted food they...

Signal: Additional Publications
Jocelyn Kelly

Jocelyn Kelly is the founding director for Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Women in War program, and currently is a fellow at HHI where she designs and implements projects to examine issues relating to gender, peace, and security in fragile states. Kelly has been conducting health-...

Catatumbo is one of the few areas where coca production has increased
HumGeo: Modus Operandi
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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Timothy B. Erickson

Dr. Timothy B. Erickson is a new HHI Core Faculty member with expertise in environmental toxicology and crisis in climate change. He also has active humanitarian health projects in conflict regions of Ukraine and Syria.

Dr. Erickson is an emergency medicine physician at the Brigham and...

Meredith Blake

Meredith Blake is the Research Coordinator for Women in War. Her current research focuses on gender, peace, and security in fragile states, community resilience, sexual and gender-based violence, violence against women and girls, and diversity and inclusion in humanitarian action. She previously...

Gender Based Insecurity and Mobility in Cities

This project, funded by and in partnership with Concern Worldwide, will proceed in two phases. This first phase consists of qualitative research in the three cities of Dhaka, Addis Ababa and Port-au-Prince to learn more about the gender based violence and perceptions of insecurity faced by the...

Kelly McQueen
Regan Marsh
Children in Crisis

The Children in Crisis (CiC) Program focuses on addressing the critical needs of crisis-affected children and youth in humanitarian contexts. The impact of humanitarian crises on children has reached catastrophic proportions; today, nearly 50 million children have been displaced from their...

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