Merry Fitzpatrick

Merry FitzpatrickResearcher

Merry was the International Research Team Leader on the Sudan Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience Program (SHARP) from 2015 through 2016. She continues to contribute to the center’s research on livelihoods and resilience.

 

 

Merry was the International Research Team Leader on the Sudan Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience Program (SHARP). She has authored and co-authored several reports and articles at the center. Merry has more than 20 years of experience in humanitarian assistance, having worked for Food for the Hungry, GOAL Ireland, the International Rescue Committee, and World Concern with a specialization in food security and livelihoods. At World Concern she was the Relief Director and then the Senior Director for Technical Support. She has worked primarily in Africa and also in South/Southwest Asia and Latin America/Caribbean.

Merry holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.B.A. in International Development from Hope International University, an M.Sc. in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from Tufts. She is a Ph.D. candidate with the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts.

FIC Publications

The Road to Resilience A Scoping Study for the Taadoud Transition to Development Project
The Road to Resilience
By Merry Fitzpatrick, Helen Young | March 2016

This scoping study explores the resilience strategies of households in multiple livelihood systems by describing how households in Darfur have coped with conflict and other shocks over the past fifteen…

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Livestock, Livelihoods, and Disaster Response:  PART ONE A Review of Livestock-Based Livelihood Projects in Sudan
livestock-part-1-1
By Merry Fitzpatrick, Helen Young | November 2013

Tufts University and the Feinstein International Center are pleased to announce the publication of a two part review of emergency livestock interventions in Sudan. Livestock production is a crucial livelihood…

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