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The beginnings (1985-1990)

The oppression of northern Ugandans, particularly the Acholi ethnic group, by the southern dominated government led to the creation of multiple armed resistance groups. In 1988, Joseph Kony formed the most famous one: the group that would become the LRA. Kony is part of the Acholi tribe...

The association between social cohesion and community resilience in two urban slums of Port au Prince, Haiti

Multiple recent global agendas have advanced the case for resilience to underpin humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction. These agendas have been incorporated into multiple efforts but evidence to guide action has lagged behind. This study examines a specific link, often cited...

Oct 2017
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    Tensions of Civil-Military Engagement in Complex Emergencies: The Case of Pakistan

    With the international humanitarian community’s capacity to respond to large-scale and protracted emergencies stretched increasingly thin, international militaries are filling in some of the gaps. This growing involvement of militaries in humanitarian response poses unique opportunities,...

    Jul 2017
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  • Tara Kelly

    Tara Kelly is the Program Coordinator for the Resilient Communities Program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Ms. Kelly also works on the Civilian Military Engagement project, and the Program on Humanitarian Leadership.  

    Prior to her work at HHI, Ms. Kelly worked in administration...

    Talking Peace: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes about Security, Dispute Resolution, and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Liberia

    Liberia has made progress in peacebuilding and reconstruction in the aftermath of a 14-year long civil war, but the country continues to face challenges in overcoming the results of a legacy of violence. This study, undertaken in November and December 2010, provides insight into Liberians...

    Jun 2011
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  • Syrian Refugee Response: Evolving Protection Challenges

    The Syrian refugee crisis represents one of the greatest humanitarian challenges the international community has faced over recent years, prompting record-high levels of international assistance and programming. The ongoing conflict has generated the displacement of over two million...

    May 2014
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    Susan Tannehill

    Ms. Tannehill leads finance and administration processes for all HHI programs. Her current responsibilities include coordination of pre- and post-award grant management, as well as budget forecasting and financial accounting.

    Prior to joining HHI, Ms. Tannehill...

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    Supporting Community Resilience in Conflict

    Resilience is an increasingly debated concept among humanitarian and development actors assisting communities impacted by natural disasters and armed conflict. Generally, there is acknowledgement of the need to strengthen individual, community and institutional mechanisms for coping with...

    Nov 2015
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    Your donation provides critical support to those whose lives have been touched by war and disaster. By supporting the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, you will make an important impact on people’s lives around the world. In times of crisis, we can show them that...

    Summary of Polio-Related Attacks on Health Workers

    Since 1988, more than 2.5 billion children have been immunized against polio through programs in more than 200 countries involving some 20 million volunteers and an international investment of over US$8 billion. By 2006, polio cases around the world had decreased by over 99% and remained endemic...

    Feb 2015
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  • Sudan: Anatomy of a Conflict

    The Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative has released its first study, Sudan: Anatomy of a Conflict
    This study is the first geospatial-based history of a conflict created primarily through a fusion...

    Jun 2013
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  • Stuart Campo

    Stuart Campo is a Researcher with the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In this capacity, he supports translational research on humanitarian technologies, standards and ethics.

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    Strike Range: Apparent Deployment of SAF Mobile Rocket Launchers Near South Kordofan

    Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery captured on 28 June has identified four vehicles consistent with BM-21 mobile multiple rocket launcher (MRL) systems at an apparent Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) camp southwest of El Obeid, North Kordofan, Sudan....

    Jul 2011
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    Stigmatisation and rejection of survivors of sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Studies report that between 6 per cent and 29 per cent of survivors of sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are rejected by their families and communities. This research project was designed to provide insights into survivors' experiences of stigmatisation and...

    Jul 2016
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  • Stephen Wilkinson

    Stephen Wilkinson is the Senior Legal Researcher with HHI working on the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action, specializing in international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights in armed conflict. Previously he was a Legal Officer with the United Nations, a Legal Advisor with the...

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    Stephen C. Morris

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