Center for Humanitarian Emergencies

Driving global collaboration, research and evidence-based training to improve the lives and well-being of populations impacted by humanitarian emergencies.

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By creating sustainability and fiscal effectiveness, we can provide support across all areas of our programming from today into the far reaching future. With your help, we will be able to increase our global impact, sustainably training more fellows from crisis affected regions and providing intensive practical experiences for more students. Together we can train the future leaders in the field of humanitarian response.

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Publication Alert

Dr. Dabney Evans' research on Domestic Violence in Georgia during COVID-19 was featured on the RSPH website. Check out an overview of the research here and read the full article here.

Graduate Certificate

The Rollins School of Public Health in partnership with CDC's Emergency Response and Recovery Branch offers a Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian Emergencies. The certificate combines the teaching and research strength of Emory University with the applied technical skills of the CDC's Emergency Response and Recovery Branch. The Certificate Program is available to qualified Rollins students and to other Emory graduate health schools on a case-by-case basis. Click here to view the recording of our Certificate and Application Overview Webinar.

Applications for students entering RSPH in Fall of 2022 closes September 9, 2022. Applications can be accepted any time during this period, but all are due by 5 pm ET on September 9th. Please email the application as a word document (NOT pdf) to with the subject line: 2022 CHE Certificate Application.


Please click the "Apply" button below to download the 2022 Application.


Publication Alert

Dr. Dabney Evans, Executive Director of the Center for Humanitarian Emergencies, was recently featured in a Kaiser Health News piece on COVID-19 reopening here in Georgia.

Check out the piece here.

Publication Alert

Ariel Kay, a 2019 CHE Grad, just had her article, "The burden of anaemia among displaced women and children in refugee settings worldwide, 2013–2016", published in BMJ Global Health. This paper represents the culimination of her work with the ERRB during her 2 years at Emory.  

Check out her article here.

2018 Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings

The 2018 Inter-Agency Field Manual (IAFM) on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings is the result of extensive collaboarative effort by the individuals that make up the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG). This manual is the authoritative source for Sexual and Reproductive Health in crises.

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NEW: World Abortion Laws Map

The Center for Reproductive Justice has just released their 2019 World Abortion Laws Map.

Explore the 2019 Map

Margaret Bourdeaux: Why civilians suffer more once a war is over

In a war, it turns out that violence isn't the biggest killer of civilians. What is? Illness, hunger, poverty -- because war destroys the institutions that keep society running, like utilities, banks, food systems and hospitals. Physician Margaret Bourdeaux proposes a bold approach to post-conflict recovery, setting priorities on what to fix first.

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