Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy Holidays from the IIHA!

Happy Holidays to our IIHA family around the world!

Happy Holidays from the IIHA

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Healing Ebola

What happens when a global health crisis leaves the Western media spotlight?

Fordham University recently published the article, “Healing Ebola,” which features the insight and experience of Alexander van Tulleken, M.D. (IIHA Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow, IDHA 16), Melissa Labonte, Ph.D. (Fordham University Political Science Associate Professor, IDHA Lecturer)Ellie Frazier (IIHA Adjunct Faculty), Laura Sida (IDHA 36, MIHA), and Elin Gursky (IDHA 40).

Read it now!

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Refugee Crisis at the Haitian Border: Legal issues, human rights implications and humanitarian imperatives

Join us this Tuesday, December 15th at 6:00 PM for a panel discussion featuring various experts in the field who will discuss the legal and humanitarian implications of the changes going on at the Haitian border and establish a platform for action. Co-sponsored by Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service (GSS), the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, and Social Tap.

  • Location: Bateman Room 2-01B, Fordham Law School, 150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023


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On Behalf of the CIHC: Thank You

Thank you for participating in the CIHC’s first-ever online appeal to our alumni and network in over 133 countries.

In connection with preparations for CIHC’s 25th anniversary in 2017, a key objective for our #GivingTuesday campaign was to obtain baseline information from which to move forward serving the humanitarian community. Although responses are still coming in, we are grateful for the interest and support received to date: 20% responded in some way and $182 was raised.

It has been an informative week and a fruitful beginning! All contributions (whether testimonials, surveys, donations, spreading the word…) are valuable ways to give back. Each helps CIHC raise awareness about (and support for!) all the good work international humanitarian professionals do in the world’s many complex emergencie
Giving back is not limited to one day. So, if you didn’t have a chance to do so on Tuesday, please take a few minutes to do so.
Thank you for your continued support!

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Humanitarian Newsletter: December 9, 2015

Don’t forget to read the last IIHA newsletter of the semester! This edition features a letter from IIHA Executive Director, Brendan Cahill, a ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ Thank You from CIHC, IIHA Alumni Updates, and humanitarian jobs & events! It also includes a note of congratulations to IIHA partner Jesuit Refugee Service as the organization celebrates 35 years of service, advocacy, and accompaniment!

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Alumni Update: Brendan Cahill (IIHA Executive Director, IDHA 9) and Joanna Whitaker (IDHA 15)

108b3c73-4426-49a5-8930-e028f0db6572Brendan Cahill (IIHA Executive Director, IDHA 9) and Joanna Whitaker (IDHA 15), both graduates of the IDHA Geneva course, find a moment to catch up at the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) 35th Anniversary Awards Dinner in New York.

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Alumni Update: Matthew Hollingworth (IDHA 1)

Matthew Hollingworth (IDHA 1), previously the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Syria Country Director, has now taken a new position as WFP’s MENA Deputy Regional Director, and was recently featured in the organization’s Zero Hunger Campaign .

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Alumni Update: Andy McElroy (IDHA 16)

Andy McElroy’s (IDHA 16) most recent post for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), “India takes Sendai on board” talks about how India’s disaster risk reduction framework will incorporate the Sendai program.

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