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Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine: Scaling Up Our Support

May 12, 2022

At the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, we aim to relieve human suffering in war and disaster by conducting interdisciplinary, practice-based research and education that can be used by scholars, policymakers, NGOs, and others to foster interdisciplinary collaboration. Russia's aggression in Ukraine has severely undermined the concept of sovereignty and has led to escalating human rights violations. We join the international community in condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine and express unwavering support to the people of Ukraine. We urge our community to unite for peace and act with...

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Preparing the next generation of humanitarian leaders

Preparing the next generation of humanitarian leaders

May 3, 2022

On April 29 – 30, 2022, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative held its annual humanitarian response simulation. Working in teams representing different non-governmental organizations, graduate students from GHP 515/518 interacted with a variety of local and non-state actors portrayed by volunteers to create an aid delivery plan in response to a complex humanitarian crisis scenario. Through this simulation, students utilized their knowledge of the humanitarian field gained in classroom learning sessions and further developed the practical skills needed to engage...

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