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Alumni Update: Matthew Hollingworth (IDHA 1)

Matthew untitledHollingworth (IDHA 1) was featured in an article, “WFP Raises Alarm Over Threats to Fragile Syria Truce” from the DailyMail.com. His comments stress how an end to the ceasefire will exacerbate already existing challenges to accessing vulnerable populations, putting even more lives at risk.

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Humanitarian Innovation Corner: April 2016

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The last few weeks were marked by the entry into force of the first strategic partnership with the Global Innovation Exchange, the presentation of a research on drones and mine action in a conference in occasion of the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, and the Keynote Talk introducing HTH and IIHA in a series organized by the World Food Programme (WFP) HQ in Rome. Both events, although very different in nature, announce exciting opportunities for development and represent just a first step in what will be a long, shared process. Also, HTH and its technical partner, I2M Factory – Digital Agency are proud to announce the opening of the Labs to the public for the first time since the launch of HTH. To test the platform, we will be accepting a limited amount of registered users willing to support us facilitating innovators worldwide in creating new humanitarian technology. With IIHA being the key partner in the initiative, IIHA Alumni and Faculty will be granted a red-tape access to the public beta testing. Don’t be shy, we’re opening on the 26th of April!

Don’t forget to check out the Featured Humanitarian Open Tool of the Month!

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Alumni Update: Matthew Hollingworth (IDHA 1)

Matthew Hollingworth (IDHA 1), United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Syria Country Director, recently spoke to BBC’s Food Programme about how WFP is responding to the needs of the most vulnerable in Syria, with over 4 million priority cases.

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Alumni Update: Matthew Hollingworth (IDHA 1)

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Matthew Hollingworth (IDHA 1), United Nations World Food Programme’s Syria Country Director, recently shared a video in which he discusses the situation in Syria and what his work with World Food Programme (WFP) is doing to aid the families this situation puts in need. See it here

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Alumni Update: Charles Apotheker (IDHA 40)

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After having spent 7 months as Program Manager for Handicap International in North Lebanon responding to the Syrian refugee crisis between August 2013 and January 2014, Charles Apotheker (IDHA 40) has been seconded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) since June 2014 as the Humanitarian Advisor/Program Officer for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Khartoum, Sudan, working on mainstreaming “do-no-harm” and “Accountability to Affected Populations” approaches across WFP operations.

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Alumni Update: Pau Vidal, S.J (IDHA 43)

Pau Vidal, S.J. (IDHA 43) was recently featured in an article published by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). In the article, Pau reflects on the World Food Programme (WFP) evacuation of over 200 humanitarian workers from camps in Upper Nile State, South Sudan and discusses how JRS and other agencies are resuming their activities in Maban. He highlights the importance of teachers in the camp setting and speaks briefly about JRS’s teacher-training program.

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