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When we came back home, the rebels were still here

When we came back home, the rebels were still here and disturbing people, although they were not many as before. We continued to dodge them. But you know for us here we have our bows and arrows...that we use for hunting and protecting ourselves. So the men here also saw that since the...

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Thomas Bossert
A migrant family comes ashore in Lesvos, Greece after crossing from Turkey in a small, inflatable dinghy.
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...

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Male hunters, Central African Republic
Female former abductees, South Sudan
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Patrick Vinck

Patrick Vinck, Ph.D. is the Research Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.  He is assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and lead investigator at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. His current research examines resilience,...

Jérôme Grimaud

Jérôme Grimaud is a humanitarian worker and Senior Fellow with the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action. He devoted his first missions to protective accompaniment in Central America and to frontline negotiations in the Middle East before becoming a psychosocial support delegate of...

Diplomacy and LRA migration (2005-2006)

By 2005, the LRA ceased activity in Uganda. On August 26, 2006, the LRA and Ugandan government signed a cessation of hostilities agreement.  Simultaneously, the LRA’s foothold in southern Sudan was beginning to weaken. In 2005, the Sudanese government and the SPLA/M signed the...

Brittany Card

Brittany Card is the Program Coordinator for the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). She previously worked as a consultant for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and as a research assistant...

Migrants and asylum seekers queue up at Mytilene Port on the Greek island of Lesvos waiting for police clearance.
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Katie Laurila

Katie will join the ATHA program as a Research Intern for the Fall 2020 semester. Prior to HHI, Katie spent a year in Austria as a Fulbright Scholar, where she conducted research focused on gender minority health policy within Austria and at the international level. She has previously held roles...

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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...

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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...

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