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An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Lilianne Fan
Lilianne Fan

Lilianne Fan

Research Fellow, Humanitarian Policy Group

Lilianne leads HPG's growing engagement on humanitarian action in Asia, including with ASEAN, Myanmar, China, and Indonesia. Her areas of specialisation include humanitarian crisis, conflict and sectarian violence in Myanmar's transition, regional organisations and humanitarian action in Asia, and "non-traditional" humanitarian actors such as emerging donors and the private sector.

Prior to joining ODI Lilianne had served as Housing, Land and Property Coordinator for the IASC Cluster System in Haiti, as Advisor to the ASEAN Special Envoy on Post-Nargis Recovery in Myanmar, as member of the advisory team of the Governor of Aceh on sustainable development following the Aceh peace agreement of 2005, and as Senior Policy Coordinator for Oxfam International in Aceh and Nias. She has also supported and advised Acehnese humanitarian, human rights and refugee organisations since 1999. Lilianne holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology from Columbia University.

Participants at 2013 Advanced Course
Participants at 2013 Advanced Course

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Advanced course on conflict, crisis and transitions - 2014

Event - Course - 16 - 23 July 2014
​The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute and the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) at the University of York are pleased to offer their fifth annual ‘Advanced Course on Conflict, Crisis and Transitions’. The week-long programme targeting mid-career and senior professionals will be held on the parkland campus of the University of York.
A tsunami survivir carry donation food distributed in Rahmatullah mosque, in the outskirt of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, March, 2005. Binsar Bakkara
A tsunami survivir carry donation food distributed in Rahmatullah mosque, in the outskirt of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, March, 2005. Binsar Bakkara

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Can disasters become an opportunity? Indonesia launch event

Event - Public event - 27 March 2014 10:30 - 12:00 (GMT-07)
Join us for the Jakarta launch event of the Humanitarian Policy Group’s ‘Disaster as opportunity? Building back better in Aceh, Myanmar and Haiti’, a paper that seeks to contribute to the resilience debate through an examination of what ‘build back better’ meant in three disaster responses, the Indian Ocean tsunami in Aceh, Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and the earthquake in Haiti.
Lilianne Fan

MSF's expulsion from Rakhine can only harm Myanmar’s reform process

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 6 March 2014

On 27 February the Myanmar government ordered Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland (MSF-H) to cease activities in Rakhine State. The move came after the agency reported that it had treated 22 patients affected by violence in Du Char Yar Tan village, where up to 40 people were reportedly killed in January. The government denies that the killings took place, and the state authorities and local politicians have accused MSF of spreading false information. MSF has also been accused of providing preferential medical treatment for the Muslim population in Rakhine

Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the role of business and the private sector - Indonesia case study

Publication - Research reports and studies - 26 February 2014
Joanne Burke and Lilianne Fan
This paper addresses the role of the private sector in humanitarian action in Indonesia and broad patters of engagement between the humanitarian and the private sectors. In analysing these issues, the paper identifies the barriers to, and opportunities for, more systematic engagement between humanitarian actors and the private sector, and puts forward practical measures to make collaboration more consistent and successful.