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Erin Downey

Dr. Downey has more than 20 years experience in building healthcare crisis response systems, including 12 years working with the U.S. Government managing the administration of more than $17.3 million healthcare and medical emergency preparedness contracts.

Most recently she has served as...

Escalation: Evidence of SAF and SPLA Combat Operations

The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has confirmed through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery that Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) have deployed a significantly increased number of combat capable air assets within range of South Sudan’s border and...

Apr 2012
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  • Esmail Fadae

    Esmail joined development on the KoBo Toolbox mobile data collection platform in the summer of 2014. He brings to the team over four years of software engineering experience including development and design on a multi-million dollar project. Esmail's current academic interests include...

    Evaluating Transitional Justice: The Role of Multi-Level Mixed Methods Datasets and the Colombia Reparation Program for War Victims

    This paper examines the role of mixed and multi-level methods datasets used to inform evaluations of transitional justice mechanisms. The Colombia reparation program for victims of war is used to illustrate how a convergent design involving multiple datasets can be used to evaluate the...

    Mar 2016
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    Evidence of SAF Deployment in South Kordofan

    SSP monitoring of the region provided the first public evidence confirming some of the reports of SAF deployment in South Kordofan and checkpoints on the roads north of Abyei.

    Jan 2011
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  • Evidence-Based Peacekeeping: Exploring the Epidemiology of Lethal Violence in Darfur

    In this working paper, the authors seek to assess the "nature and scale of violence in Darfur in a way that is both directly useful in the design of peace support missions and policies, while also more broadly demonstrating the importance of rigorous data collection before and throughout...

    Mar 2010
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  • Examining the needs of at-risk youth in the Middle East and North Africa: A multi-method landscape analysis and systematic literature review

    Opportunities for youth can be severely limited among many communities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region that are disrupted by conflict or impoverishment. Recent political and economic factors, as well as a rapidly growing youth population, have greatly increased the...

    Jan 2015
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  • Failed Diplomacy (2006-2008)

    In 2006, renewed efforts at diplomacy began with the commencement of the Juba peace talks between the LRA and the Ugandan government, hosted in Juba, southern Sudan. The process was complicated by the ICC indictment of Kony, in-fighting among LRA commanders participating in the peace...

    Faine Greenwood

    Faine Greenwood is a researcher at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, focusing on how UAV and satellite technology can be used in humanitarian contexts. A graduate of Stanford University and Tulane University, Greenwood is a former Southeast Asia correspondent and a recreational drone...

    Famine and Conflict: The Unfolding Food Security Crisis

    Humanitarian agencies project that more than 20 million people are at risk of severe food insecurity, starvation, and famine this summer in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Northeastern Nigeria. Common to all these contexts is the onset and prevalence of armed conflict. Furthermore, WFP has...

    May 2017
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  • Farrah J. Mateen
    Female former abductees, South Sudan
    Female former abductees, South Sudan
    Female former abductees, South Sudan
    Flashpoint: Abyei

    The human security situation in the Abyei region of Sudan has rapidly deteriorated in the past week due to renewed violence. Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has confirmed through the analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery that buildings consistent with civilian infrastructure appear...

    Mar 2011
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  • Follow the Money: How Has Aid Measured Up in 2012?

    As the Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) 2012 Report notes, humanitarian needs in 2011 decreased from those of the previous year. Financing requests dropped by 21% and the overall funding response decreased by 9% from 2010 to 2011. However, despite this shift, the gap in unmet financing...

    Nov 2012
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  • For me I saw that taking people into camps was what saved people

    For me I saw that taking people into camps was what saved people. Taking people away from the rural villages into camps which were protected by the army for both days and nights helped people to be safe from the LRA. They [the LRA] would not find food anywhere and if they wanted food they...

    Forgotten Voices: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes About Peace and Justice in Northern Uganda

    After two decades of armed conflict waged by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Northern Uganda, Ugandans and the international community remain divided on how to effectively pursue and obtain peace and justice. This study presents Ugandans’ exposures to violence, the needs and concerns...

    Jul 2005
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  • Fragile Future: The human cost of conflict in Afghanistan

    This context analysis examines the humanitarian, political, societal, and economic dimensions that make the protracted conflict in Afghanistan intractable and precarious for civilian populations. The report is based on field visits to numerous regions in Afghanistan in July 2018 — which...

    Dec 2018
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  • Fragile Peace, Elusive Justice: Population-Based Survey on Perceptions and Attitudes about Security and Justice in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

    This report presents the results of a mixed-methods study conducted in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to assess the population’s perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes about security and justice. The study included a survey of 1,000 randomly selected adult residents, to provide results that are...

    Jul 2014
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  • Francisco Pietro Castrillo

    Dr. Francisco Pietro Castrillo holds a PhD in Physics from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and Universidad do Minho. His thesis was “On the Dynamics of Rigid Block Structures, applications to SDOF Masonry Collapse Mechanisms.”   Francisco’s resume reflects a clear cross-disciplinary activity...

    Frederick M. Burkle, Jr.

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