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Resettling Syrian Refugees: The Intersection of Rehabilitation and Protection

Since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, the neighboring countries of Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan have collectively absorbed approximately 5 million registered refugees--not counting the untold numbers who remain unregistered. As their displacement becomes increasingly protracted and...

Oct 2017
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  • Resilience and Disaster Trends in the Philippines: Opportunities for National and Local Capacity Building

    The Philippines is one of the top countries in the world at risk of climate-related disasters. For populations subsisting at the poverty line in particular, but also the nation as a whole, daily lives and wellbeing are routinely challenged. The Philippines government takes disaster risk...

    Sep 2016
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  • Resources and resourcefulness: Roles, opportunities and risks for women working at artisanal mines in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Two dominant narratives have characterized the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): (1) the horrific abuse of women through sexual violence and (2) the use of “conflict minerals” to fuel the fighting. These two advocacy narratives intersect uniquely in artisanal and...

    Oct 2014
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  • Responding to the Refugee Crisis in Europe

    A global refugee crisis is rapidly unfolding in Europe. Driven by protracted conflicts and persecution in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, and Eritrea, increasing numbers of refugees are making the dangerous journey in smugglers’ boats across the Mediterranean toward Greece and other...

    Sep 2015
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  • Retreat Rebuild Keynote

    Disaster recovery is entrenched in the landscape. Lives are put at risk when land heaves, slides or shakes, when it becomes inundated or undergoes drought, when it is submitted to unrestrained development. Thus, land issues are at the crux of conflicts and post conflict reconstruction efforts...

    Revisiting the Sphere standards: comparing the revised Sphere standards to living standards in three urban informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

    Humanitarian actors have long used the Sphere Handbook and its minimum standards to guide operational practice. The new revision attempts to update these standards partly to address urban crises that have challenged the humanitarian system. Yet, these indicators have never been based on a...

    Mar 2019
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  • Richard Cash
    Rise Challenge

    USAID announces HHI’s Program on Gender Rights and Resilience (GR2) as one of the winners of their inaugural RISE Challenge. Nearly 200 applicants from 49 countries entered Resilient, Inclusive, & Sustainable Environments (RISE): A Challenge...

    Ritu Sarin
    Rob Grace

    Rob is a Senior Associate at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), where he undertakes policy-oriented research on humanitarian action, with a focus on humanitarian negotiation. For the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at HHI, he led a multi-year research project...

    Ronak B. Patel

    Ronak earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed his residency at the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

    Roundtable Report on Human Rights and Rule of Law: Constitutional and Legal Reform

    The opportunities for engaging the Afghan public in the process of constitution building and legal reform are quickly disappearing. Decades of war have left the legal system, and its legal culture, in ruins. The project of constitutional and legal reform will be central to the success of...

    Sep 2003
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  • Ruba Zinati

    Ruba Zinati is a Senior Research Analyst at the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) at HHI and formerly Senior Researcher at Jordan Institute of Diplomacy JID Jordan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. She holds a Bachelor of Physics and a Master’s degree in...

    Rules of IHL Applicable to the Conduct of Military Operations in Urban Areas

    Urban warfare constitutes one of the most serious threats to the security and integrity of civilians in times of war. It represents, consequently, one of the most challenging areas of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in practice. This note reviews the rules of IHL applicable to the conduct...

    May 2004
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  • Ruth Barron
    Ryan Goodman
    SAF Troops, Tanks, and Artillery Massing at El Obeid Barracks

    Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified a previously unidentified assembly of SAF forces at the El Obeid Barracks, approximately 440 kilometers (273 miles) from Abyei town and the contested border line between North and South Sudan. Based on analysis of available transportation...

    May 2011
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  • Sakina Haider

    Sakina completed her BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford. Following this, Sakina worked as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) London office where she was selected to participate in the company’s Social Impact Immersion Program, a program that...

    Samuel Plasmati

    Samuel Plasmati is Education Programs and Operations Manager for the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard. In this role Samuel is responsible for the development and delivery of a growing number of training programs designed for both university-based students and mid-career professionals pursuing...

    Sanoj Rajan
    Sarah Cunningham
    Sarah Dryden-Peterson
    Sarah Schwartz

    Sarah joined the Program on Resilient Communities in April 2018.  Previously, Sarah was the Project Coordinator for HHI’s Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA), where she coordinated events and logistics as well as providing research and program support across ATHA projects. ...

    SARC Ambulance, Homs Syria
    Satchit Balsari

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