Humanitarian Futures conference program now available

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The full program for the NCHS Humanitarian Futures conference to be held on 7 and 8 June in Oslo is out now, with an excellent line-up of speakers and diverse panel discussions.

Why doesn’t Europe grieve deaths in the Mediterranean?

The uncomfortable reality is that to Europeans, not all lives are equal

NCHS Associate, Heidi Mogstad explores European leaders and citizens widespread acceptance of non-white refugees drowning in Europe in this opinion piece for Al Jazeera.

Exploring Europe’s external migration policy mix

New article for the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies explores how visa, readmission and resettlement policies interact in Europe’s external migration policy mix and remote control of borders.

Principled humanitarian action

New episode of Talking Humanitarianism

In this episode of Talking Humanitarianism, humanitarian consultant and former Director at MSF-UK, Marc DuBois shares his reflections on the culture, architecture and politics of humanitarian action.

Research Network on Humanitarian Efforts

Bringing together humanitarian researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the public

The NCHS Research Network on Humanitarian Efforts provides a platform for connecting research on humanitarian efforts both within Norway and internationally.

Explore our humanitarian resource hub

Search here for resources on a range of humanitarian issues from migration, conflict and disaster to health, governance and more

Our resource hub is easy to use and includes articles, webinars, podcasts, policy briefs, books and more. We hope you find our resource hub useful.

Current projects

Red lines and grey zones: Exploring the ethics of humanitarian negotiation

This project will examine the ethical challenges related to humanitarian negotiations, particularly through cases from Syria, Bangladesh, Colombia, Nepal, the Mediterranean and the UN Security Council.

Prioritising the displacement-environment nexus

This project pilots a novel approach to understanding the relationship between displaced people and the environment, conceptualising settlement areas as social-ecological systems to assess linkages between livelihoods, landscape change and environmental health.

Do no harm: Ethical humanitarian innovation and digital bodies

This project examines how innovation in humanitarian ICTs and digitisation shape and challenge humanitarian action and its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The power of ideas: Muslim humanitarians and the Sustainable Development Goals

This project sets out to understand how Muslim humanitarian actors relate to, interpret and respond to particular Sustainable Development Goals.

Effects of externalisation: EU migration management in Africa and the Middle East

This project seeks to provide policy-relevant research on the effects of EU external migration policy in six countries across Africa and the Middle East

Adhocism: Ad hoc crisis responses and international organisations

This project will study the impact of ad hoc crisis responses on international organisations (IOs) through a systematic study of ad hoc crisis responses in two policy domains, namely security and health.