Daniel Maxwell joins CHH–Lancet Commission on Health, Conflict, and Forced Displacement

With conflict-related deaths at a 26-year record high and more than 110 million people forcibly displaced worldwide at the end of June, 2023, the humanitarian system is overwhelmed.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health (CHH)–Lancet Commission on Health, Conflict, and Forced Displacement is a new initiative dedicated to confronting and reshaping the humanitarian system, with a focus on health.

Daniel Maxwell, Henry J. Leir Professor in Food Security at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, serves on the Commission, comprised of worldwide experts within and beyond the public health sector. Maxwell is Research Director at the Feinstein International Center, where his research focuses on famine and acute humanitarian crises.

The CHH–Lancet Commission endeavors to integrate strategic and technical insights and innovations by engaging academic, practitioner, and affected population voices.

Through rigorous analysis, comprehensive discourse, and ethical guidance, the Commission aims to rethink and reimagine humanitarian aid by proposing systemic changes and bold recommendations that influence global humanitarian and health agendas.

Learn more about the Commission in The Lancet