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Building a Better Response Launches New Module


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...

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...

HRIC Topics
Education: Harvard Degree Curriculum
Home: Action Summit 2018
When we came back home, the rebels were still here

When we came back home, the rebels were still here and disturbing people, although they were not many as before. We continued to dodge them. But you know for us here we have our bows and arrows...that we use for hunting and protecting ourselves. So the men here also saw that since the...

Program on Evaluation and Implementation Science: Program Tagline
Ophelia Dahl
The ICRC delivered water and food to Nahr al-Bared on Saturday, but access to thousands in need remains limited.
Humanitarian Funding Mechanisms Link
Learning Initiatives: Curricular Innovation
Home: Colombia Podcast
Workshop: Monitoring and Evaluation Shanghai
Ingvill C. Mochmann
Christmas and Makombo Massacres (2008-2009)

In 2008, LRA combatants committed mass atrocities against civilians in retaliation for OLT. More than 1,000 men, women, and children were brutally killed in less than one month in the DRC and southern Sudan in what became known as the Christmas Massacres. Less than one year later, 321...

Transitional Justice: Team
ATHA: Featured Podcast
Pamela Steiner
The Role of International Law in Humanitarian Assistance Link
LRA: Conceptual Maps
Sheila Ramaswamy
Home: HumSa
David Yanagizawa-Drott