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Research: Disaster Resilience
Research Note on Attitudes About Peace and Justice in Northern Uganda

In light of human rights violations in Northern Uganda, this research note presents preliminary data on Ugandans’ attitudes on peace and justice. The findings reflect the respondents’ desires for truth reconciliation as well as their desires to hold perpetuators of violence accountable for...

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  • Reparation for Civilians Living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT): Opportunities and Constraints under International Law

    A prominent issue in contemporary international law and policy involves civilians living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (“OPT”)1 who wish to seek reparation for damage allegedly sustained as a result of Israel’s activities vis-à-vis the OPT, whether in the course of belligerent occupation...

    May 2010
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  • Remote Sensing for Humanitarian Programs Workshop

    Remote Sensing Workshop

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    Rejection, acceptance and the spectrum between: understanding male attitudes and experiences towards conflict-related sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

    Female survivors of sexual violence in conflict experience not only physical and psychological sequelae from the event itself, but often many negative social outcomes, such as rejection and ostracisation from their families and community. Male relatives – whether husbands, fathers,...

    Dec 2017
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  • Regan Marsh
    Refugees at Vienna West Railway Station during the European migrant crisis 2015
    Refugee Connectivity: A Survey of Mobile Phones, Mental Health, and Privacy at a Syrian Refugee Camp in Greece

    The report, Refugee Connectivity: A Survey of Mobile Phones, Mental Health, and Privacy at a Syrian Refugee Camp in Greece, is the result of 2017 field research by Data & Society, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Signal Program on Human Security and Technology, and Centre for...

    Apr 2018
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  • Refugee Camp Panoramas: Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan
    Recommendations and Follow-Up Measures in Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-Finding Missions

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    This paper examines follow-up measures that have been undertaken in the wake of reports published by monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding missions tasked to investigate alleged violations of...
    Aug 2014
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  • Recommendations and Follow-up Measures in Monitoring, Reporting

    This paper examines follow-up measures that have been undertaken in the wake of reports published by monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding missions tasked to investigate alleged violations of international humanitarian law and human rights. Section 1 explores the perspectives of both MRF...

    Aug 2014
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  • Rebuilding After Katrina: A Population-Based Study of Labor and Human Rights in New Orleans

    In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans and the surrounding communities, inflicting massive destruction and displacing hundreds of thousands. In the wake of the disaster, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security lifted minimum wage restrictions, thus creating an...

    Jun 2006
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  • Rebecca Hémono

    Rebecca Hémono, MPH, serves as the Research and Evaluation Coordinator for the External Evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. In this role, she contributes extensively to data collection and...

    Realities and Myths of the “Triple Nexus”: Local Perspectives on Peacebuilding, Development, and Humanitarian Action in Mali

    Despite decades of development programming for a country once upheld as a “model democracy” in Africa, Mali remains a country destabilized by extreme poverty; escalating violence and instability; and diminishing prospects for Malians’ futures in education, livelihoods, and stability. Even in...

    Jun 2019
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  • Rape in War: Motives of Militia in DRC

    "Rape in War: Motives of Militia in the DRC" is a special report commissioned by United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on sexual and gender-based violence, which uniquely examines the experiences of armed combatants in this conflict. The report is a qualitative analysis of interviews...

    Jun 2010
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  • Range of Attack: Deployment of SAF Attack Helicopters, Tanks Near Abyei

    In recent weeks, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has deployed heavy offensive weaponry, including attack helicopters and 
    tanks, at Muglad, the reported headquarters of the SAF's 15th Division. These units include two helicopters consistent with Mi-24 Hind gunships, at least...

    Apr 2011
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  • Radius of Operations: Sudan Increases Air Attack Capacity

    The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has confirmed through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) are rapidly working to enhance air strike and air assault capacity in two airbases recently captured from rebels in...

    Nov 2011
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  • Pursuing Accountability in Syria

    After over five years of war in Syria, civilians have not only been frequently caught in the crossfire, but have been intentionally targeted. According to an array of sources, homes, schools, hospitals, places of worship and cultural heritage have been destroyed - in particular...

    Feb 2017
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  • Public Health and Humanitarian Crisis

    Despite improvements in the coordination and delivery of humanitarian assistance in recent decades, armed conflict remains a leading public health concern. Mortality rates have declined in camps for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP), but overcrowding in camps, limited supplies of...

    Aug 2012
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  • Protection of Witnesses, Victims and Staff in Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-Finding Mechanisms

    One dilemma that faces practitioners serving on monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding (MRF) missions concerns the protection of witnesses, victims, and staff. The paradox underlying the issue of protection is that, while statements from witnesses and victims account for the predominant...

    Feb 2014
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  • Protection of Witnesses, Victims and Staff in Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-Finding Mechanisms

    One dilemma that faces practitioners serving on monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding (MRF) missions concerns the protection of witnesses, victims, and staff. The paradox underlying the issue of protection is that, while statements from witnesses and victims account for the predominant...

    Feb 2014
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  • Protection of Humanitarian Action Series: On Speaking Out

    Deliberate violence against humanitarian practitioners and operations poses an increasingly critical challenge to the humanitarian sector as humanitarian needs continue to grow in many regions of the world. While maintaining access to populations in need, engaging with communities, and...

    Mar 2017
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  • Protection of Humanitarian Action Series: Duty of Care and Sexual Violence

    How much responsibility do humanitarian organizations have to protect the staff they send into the field? Due to the often austere, volatile, or insecure nature of humanitarian response settings, aid workers have long recognized the inherent personal and organizational risks of...

    Apr 2017
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