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Alumni Reunion: Vincent Kenny and Fausto Aarya De Santis (IDHA 44)

Fausto and VincentVincent Kenny and Fausto Aarya De Santis, both graduates of (IDHA 44) who also joined the team as IDHA tutors, recently reunited in Dublin, Ireland!

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Alumni Update: Ishmeal Alfred Charles (IDHA 40)

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Ishmeal Alfred Charles (IDHA 40) issued his monthly report for March 2016 as Sierra Leone In-Country Director for the Healy International Relief Foundation (HIRF). His report details how the recent international women’s day was celebrated in Sierra Leone.

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Alumni Update: Elisa Carlaccini (IDHA 30, MIHA)

Elisa Carlaccini (IDHA 30, MIHA) was recently featured in the article “From mapping to kidnaps, UN aid workers train for refugee crises,” during a UNHCR Simulation in Thies, Senegal.

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Alumni Update: Barry Finette (IDHA 33, IDHA Tutor)

Barry Finette (IDHA 33, IDHA Tutor) has released his March 2016 THINKmdNewsletter. This edition shares news of THINKmd’s new partnership with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito for their MEDSINC impact study, and the addition of two strategic advisors to their data analytics group.

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Alumni Update: Timo Luege (IDHA 21)

Timo Luege (IDHA 21) recently posted three new articles in his blog, Social Media for Good. His article “Between Hype and Frustration: Social Media in Emergencies” speaks of the increasingly pessimistic tone used to describe the work of NGO’s and UN agencies work; “Mobile, Internet, and Social Media Use in 232 Countries” talks about We are Social’s annual global statistics on internet and media use for the year of 2015; and, “Follow These Principles and Avoid Wasting Time and Money” provides helpful tips for maximized efficiency.

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Alumni Update: Jessica Alexander (IIHA Humanitarian Consultant, IDHA Lecturer)

Former IIHA Humanitarian Consultant and IDHA Lecturer, Jessica Alexander, recently wrote an article for Vogue Magazine in which she shares about love, loss, and finding new life after the tragedy of the Haitian Earthquake in 2010. Jessica is also the author of Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid.

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Alumni Update: Kaitlyn Lyngaas (IHS Major)

International Humanitarian Studies (IHS) Major Kaitlyn Lyngaas recently shared with Fordham News how Fordham University and the IIHA opened her eyes to a new vision of the world – a vision that leaves her bothered and restless… and ready to put her knowledge and passion in service of those “striving for a safe landing, a secure life.”

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Alumni Update: Merit Hietanen (IDHA 43, IDHA Lecturer)

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Congratulations to Merit Hietanen (IDHA 43, IDHA Lecturer) and husband Matthew Richard who recently celebrated the birth of their son! Merit writes: “The new light of our life, Hugo Bernard Hietanen-Richard, was born on 7 January 2016. Full of humanitarian potential, he is, however, currently only occupying the beneficiary-end of things and considering his needs as the only relevant ones to approach. Parents are happy and ecstatic and looking forward to an emergency that would allow them to get some sleep.”

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Alumni Update: Dr. Tathiana Flores (IDHA 10)

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Dr. Tathiana Flores (IDHA 10), is now based in Bangui, CAR as an International Consultant on Gender Based Violence with IOM. Previously, Tathiana has served as a Consultant for UNDP in the fields of Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Law at the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines.

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Alumni Update: Ishmeal Alfred Charles (IDHA 40)

Ishmeal Alfred Charles (IDHA 40)HIRF In-Country Director, recently shared his February 2016 report on Sierra Leone, which details the health sector of Sierra Leone in their post-emergency status, and the places where improvement is still necessary.

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