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What Practices Are Used to Identify and Prioritize Vulnerable Populations Affected by Urban Humanitarian Emergencies?

Individuals and organizations responding to humanitarian crises recognize the need to improve urban emergency response and preparedness – including the need to devise better methods for assessing vulnerability within urban populations. 

This systematic review represents...

Jan 2017
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  • What is 'Humanitarian Communication'? Towards Standard Definitions and Protections for the Humanitarian Use of ICTs

    In October 2014, the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) launched a knowledge hub on communications technology and security risk management. The first publication of this project brought together ...

    Oct 2015
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  • We Mobilized Ourselves

    Despite facing violence and terror, local communities have created innovative systems of self-protection and resilience in the face of the LRA threat. 

    Nov 2015
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  • We had some ways that we were using to protect ourselves from the LRA

    We had some ways that we were using to protect ourselves from the LRA. For example, if I was found at home or anywhere and I am arrested by the rebels, the rebels would ask me to take them to where the rest of the community members were hiding. I will not take them. I would walk with the...

    War, Technology, and International Humanitarian Law Jul 2005
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  • Vulnerable Populations Program: Recent Publications
    Vulnerable Populations Program: People
    Vulnerable Populations Program: PeacebuildingData.org
    Vulnerable Populations Program: Intro
    Vincenzo Bollettino

    Dr. Bollettino is the Director of the Program on Resilient Communities at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Bollettino served for five years as Executive Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Dr. Bollettino has twenty years...

    Victim Participation and the Trial of Duch at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

    The trial of Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch (Case 001), at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) was the first in the history of international criminal justice in which surviving victims of alleged crimes could participate directly in international criminal proceedings as...

    Jan 2011
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  • Vandana Sharma

    Dr. Vandana Sharma is Project Director for the External Evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme at HHI and a Research Associate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a public health researcher with expertise in maternal and child...

    Valerie Neylan
    Valerie Ann Dobiesz

    Dr. Valerie Dobiesz has expertise in medical education and women’s health and is collaborating on developing an assessment tool to evaluate challenges to maintaining medical education during conflict and insecurity.  Dr. Dobiesz is an emergency medicine physician at the Brigham & Women’s...

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    US and International Response to the conflict (2010-2013)

    In 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, dedicating U.S. support to the governments of the affected countries in central Africa, as well as the African Union (AU) and the UN. In 2011, the AU established the Regional Cooperation...

    Urbanization - An Emerging Humanitarian Disaster

    This paper describes the current rates of urbanization and the developing health consequences framed as a humanitarian crisis. The authors go on to analyze the current state of knowledge and policy on urban health. They lay out the priorities for future research and work and the role for...

    Aug 2009
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  • Urban: Systematic Review
    URBAN: Recent Publication
    Urban: RCT of Business

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