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Practitioner Profiles | Sawsan Samara and Joel Hernandez

In this episode, Meredith Blake speaks with Sawsan Samara and Joel Hernandez about their time working for the Elpida Home for Refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Sawsan has 12 years of experience working in the development sector with a focus on gender issues and the Syrian refugee...

Sep 2017
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  • Practitioner Profile | Sareta Ashraph

    In this practitioner profile, ATHA is joined by Sareta Ashraph, Chief Analyst on the Commission of Inquiry on the Syria crisis since May 2012. The Commission was established by the UN Human Rights Council in August 2011 to investigate and...

    Aug 2016
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  • Practitioner Profile | Roxanne Krystalli

    The Colombian government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) recently signed peace accords bringing an end to 52 years of violent conflict. For his efforts to negotiate and conclude the peace deal, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on...

    Nov 2016
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  • Practitioner Profile | Jennifer Schirmer Part II

    On August 24, 2016 the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, commonly referred to as the FARC, signed a peace deal after 52 years of internal conflict. This peace deal marks a potential end to the over half century of violence that has killed over 220,000...

    Nov 2016
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  • Practitioner Profile | Jennifer Schirmer

    On August 24, 2016 the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, commonly referred to as the FARC, signed a peace deal after 52 years of internal conflict. This peace deal marks a potential end to the over half century of violence that has killed over 220,000...

    Sep 2016
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  • Practitioner Profile | Dr. Jemilah Mahmood
    The World Humanitarian Summit, held in Istanbul on May 23-24, 2016, was guided by a framework articulated by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s “Agenda for Humanity,” focusing on areas such as preventing and ending conflicts, enhancing promotion of community resilience, proactive emergency...
    Jun 2016
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  • Practitioner Pathways: Establishing a Career in the Humanitarian Sector

    Despite the significant growth of the humanitarian sector in recent years - now employing over 250,000 professionals - practitioners often express...

    Jul 2017
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  • Population Projections for Socioeconomic Development in the Gaza Strip

    By all accounts, demographic pressures in the Gaza Strip — in terms of population density, age structure, and growth rate — are extraordinarily high compared to neighboring countries and regions. This population pressure, combined with limited resources and territorial isolation, places immense...

    Jun 2006
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  • Pooja Agrawal
    Politics of Aid in Ukraine

    Two years of conflict in the Donbas region of Ukraine has continued to intensify since early March of this year. An estimated 3.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, particularly in terms of protection, unimpeded access of humanitarian agencies, continuous supply of water,...

    May 2016
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  • Pipeline: Evidence of the Destruction of Key Oil Infrastructure

    The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP), through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery captured 15 April 2012, has found evidence of the destruction of key oil pipeline infrastructure in Heglig, South Kordofan, Sudan. SSP has also found cratering...

    Apr 2012
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  • Picking Up the Pieces: Women's Health Needs Assessment, Fond Parisien, Haiti

    Circle of Health International (COHI) conducted this Women's Health Needs Assessment to identify the specific and immediate needs of women, and to provide evidence-based recommendations for short and long-term women's health programming in the Fond Parisien area. These recommendations are...

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  • Phuong Pham

    Phuong Pham, Ph.D., MPH, is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of Evaluation and Implementation Science at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). She has over 15 years of experience in designing and implementing...

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    Philippe Kirsch

    Philippe Kirsch recently served as the Chairperson for the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Libya and as a Commissioner for the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry.  He served as Chairman of the Committee of the Whole of the Diplomatic Conference of...

    Philip Dy

    Philip Dy is Program Manager of the DisasterNet Project of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. The project aims to improve community-based disaster preparedness and response in the Philippines, by leveraging research and training programs.

    He recently graduated from the Master in Public...

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    Philip Anderson
    Peter Walker
    Perspectives on Access: Engaging with Non-State Armed Groups

    In conversations with key experts and practitioners in the field, this podcast will explore perspectives on humanitarian engagement with non-state armed groups with a focus on challenges of access. Using contemporary examples such as Afghanistan and Yemen, the panelists will discuss key...

    Oct 2015
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  • Perceptions of Vulnerability, Preparedness, Assistance, and Barriers: Regional Infographics, the Philippines

    This report provides a regional breakdown of household perceptions and self-reported activities on several key questions related to disaster preparedness and recovery in the Philippines. These are: who and what is vulnerable? What preparedness activities have households undertaken? What...

    Jul 2019
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  • Perceptions of Disaster Resilience and Preparedness in the Philippines

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    The Philippines is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. Located along the boundary of major tectonic plates and at the center of a typhoon belt, its islands...

    Jul 2018
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  • People were uniting in groups of about ten

    People were uniting in groups of about ten people. They would go to each other’s nearby gardens and dig. That is how it has kept peoples’ life and it was a very important thing done without any jealousy...

    Penar Musaraj

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