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Sometimes when the rebels attack

Sometimes when the rebels attack us here, we would run to another community or area. The people there would host us. Feed us and even give us their huts to live in until the situation calms down, then we...

Emily Chan
Payal Modi
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...

Mischa Shattuck
John Milner
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Benjamin Davies

Benjamin Davies is a Senior Program Manager for the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard. In this role, he manages the selection, production and dissemination of multimedia case studies and simulations focused on humanitarian theory and practice related to complex emergencies. Benjamin joined...

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...

Research: Populations in Crisis
Data and Technology in Humanitarian Response Workshop

In December of 2015, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative will host a workshop focused on data and technology in humanitarian response.

This working meeting will convene 35-40 experts and technologists from international NGOs, UN agencies, and other sectors to explore...

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...

Women In War: Slide Two
HumGeo: About
MRF: Intro
Transitional Justice: Approach
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The beginnings (1985-1990)

The oppression of northern Ugandans, particularly the Acholi ethnic group, by the southern dominated government led to the creation of multiple armed resistance groups. In 1988, Joseph Kony formed the most famous one: the group that would become the LRA. Kony is part of the Acholi tribe...

Female former abductees, South Sudan
Ruba Zinati

Ruba Zinati is a Senior Research Analyst at the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) at HHI and formerly Senior Researcher at Jordan Institute of Diplomacy JID Jordan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. She holds a Bachelor of Physics and a Master’s degree in...

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I am a community leader in a communal farming group

I am a community leader in a communal farming group. We are working to reconcile people in community; even up to now some people in the communities still live in tension as a result because they do not yet have peace of mind. We left homes to live in camps. Later when the conflict calmed...

Lea Ivy Manzanero

Lea Ivy O. Manzanero is currently the Project Lead of the DisasterNet Philippines Program of HHI. Her involvement in disaster rehabilitation in the Southeast Asian region started after the Indian Ocean earthquake and deadly tsunami that hit the northern part of Thailand when she was...

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