Middle East & North Africa

As the Syrian civil war enters its tenth year on  March 15, the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology conducted satellite imagery analysis to capture the rapid expansion of displaced people’s camps and the widespread impact of aerial bombardment in Idlib, Syria. This work was completed in collaboration with Save the Children and World Vision International.

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).

USAID announces HHI’s Program on Gender Rights and Resilience (GR2) as one of the winners of their inaugural RISE Challenge.

Lynn Farrah Ezzeddine is a Masters student in neuropsychiatric epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She focuses on how epidemiological research methods can be adapted to complex settings such as armed conflict, especially within countries of the Middle East.

Marie-Noëlle has worked in the humanitarian sector since 1993 and brings extensive experience in context analysis in conflict settings, and negotiating space and access with State and non-State actors. She has expertise in medical and operational response in emergency settings, protracted crisis and stable contexts.

This report focuses on the role that laws and norms play in humanitarian negotiations. The report is based on an initial set of 35 interviews that conducted by the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) with humanitarian professionals between May and August 2016. This document will sketch out ATHA’s preliminary findings and analysis.

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