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Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course: Intro
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David Sanderson
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...

LRA: Quote LRA fighter reduction
Research: Programs
Infectious: Title
Frederick M. Burkle, Jr.
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DisasterNet: Case Study
The ICRC delivered water and food to Nahr al-Bared on Saturday, but access to thousands in need remains limited.
Manasi Sharma

Manasi Sharma is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medicine School, as well as in the Peace and Human Rights Data project at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, where she works on public health and...

Jérôme Grimaud

Jérôme Grimaud is a humanitarian worker and Senior Fellow with the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action. He devoted his first missions to protective accompaniment in Central America and to frontline negotiations in the Middle East before becoming a psychosocial support delegate of...

GR2 Announcement

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Women in War Program is excited to announce that it has officially changed its name to the Program on Gender, Rights and Resilience (GR2).

We believe this new name more accurately reflects where, and how, we work. While our program has always focused...

Caitlin Howarth

Caitlin Howarth is a Researcher on early warning systems at the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). Howarth was formerly Reports Manager for the Satellite Sentinel Project at HHI from 2011-2012. She has served as Director of...

Picking Up the Pieces: Women's Health Needs Assessment, Fond Parisien, Haiti

Circle of Health International (COHI) conducted this Women's Health Needs Assessment to identify the specific and immediate needs of women, and to provide evidence-based recommendations for short and long-term women's health programming in the Fond Parisien area. These recommendations are...

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  • When I returned from the bush, you know here we have cultural rites

    When I returned from the bush, you know here we have cultural rites that we perform. When I came back, they did a cleansing ceremony to all who retuned and one person from the community who is not even my relative gave one goat for my cleaning ceremony. For a stranger to give you a...

    Humanitarian Academy at Harvard
    During the time we were running from the LRA at home

    During the time we were running from the LRA at home the government did not come in to support us. It only happened when our sons grew annoyed and felt they could not just see their people get finished completely by the LRA. So they formed armed groups to defend the communities from...

    During the time we were running from the LRA at home

    During the time we were running from the LRA at home the government did not come in to support us. It only happened when our sons grew annoyed and felt they could not just see their people get finished completely by the LRA. So they formed armed groups to defend the communities from...

    Alexandros Lordos

    Dr. Alexandros Lordos holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cyprus.

    Alexandros Lordos is Research Director of the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD). In this capacity, he has led the development of the...

    NCD: Intro
    Home: Annual Report 2017
    Sheri Fink
    Michael D. Lappi

    Dr Lappi has extensive national and international experience in the fields of humanitarian assistance and disaster response having served in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the United States. Most notably, he provided critical leadership to the...

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