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DisasterNet: Publications
Mahmoud Hariri

Dr. Mahmoud Hariri holds a Doctorate of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Aleppo University, and a  Master Degree in General Surgery, faculty of Medicine, Aleppo University.

Mahmoud goes by the name Abdulaziz and has been a trauma surgeon in Syria. He is joining HHI through the Scholars at...

I used to see when some neighbor’s children returned

I used to see when some neighbor’s children returned. The people around would go to her home to give her advice and words of encouragement to her about the child. You know, when you go to the bush or when you are abducted and taken to the bush, the things you go and do from there are very...

Shada Rouhani
Home: Remote Sensing for Humanitarian Programs Workshop
Program on Evaluation and Implementation Science: People
Hani Mowafi
Operation Lightening Thunder and LRA migration (2008-2009)

The failure of the Juba Peace Talks and increasing levels of LRA violence prompted new government military efforts. The UPDF launched an attack on LRA bases in the DRC dubbed “Operation Lightening Thunder” (OLT). This was done in cooperation with the governments of southern...

ECHO on the ground after Haiyan
There were some of those abductees who feared coming out

There were some of those abductees who feared coming out from the bush but some people encouraged them to get out from abduction. I helped about five of them. When I got them I first took them home and gave them some food to eat before referring them to authorities who could take them to...

Christmas and Makombo Massacres (2008-2009)

In 2008, LRA combatants committed mass atrocities against civilians in retaliation for OLT. More than 1,000 men, women, and children were brutally killed in less than one month in the DRC and southern Sudan in what became known as the Christmas Massacres. Less than one year later, 321...

Mark Anthony Toldo

Mark Toldo joined the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative in 2019. Prior to joining HHI, Toldo worked as a media producer, writer, and researcher for ABS-CBN Corporation, the largest media company in the Philippines. He devoted most of his journalism career to producing documentaries and specials on...

Signal: Remote Sensing & Digital Forensics
ATHA: Featured Podcast
John de Boer
HHI Disaster Relief Hub

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is pleased to support organizations responding to conflict and disaster globally. We recognize that due to the recent devastation brought on by hurricanes, earthquakes and ongoing conflicts around the world it is difficult to know how best to help those...

Pablo Marco Blanco
Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award

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Transitional Justice: Featured Publications
Michael VanRooyen

Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH is the Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) at Harvard University.  He is also the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Dr. VanRooyen has worked as an emergency physician with numerous relief organizations in over...

Stephen Wilkinson

Stephen Wilkinson is the Senior Legal Researcher with HHI working on the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action, specializing in international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights in armed conflict. Previously he was a Legal Officer with the United Nations, a Legal Advisor with the...

Human Rights in Humanitarian Action Link
Research: Disaster Resilience
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