The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies aims to promote and facilitate critical and relevant research on key humanitarian issues and to serve as a hub for research and policy discussion.

With funding from the Research Council of Norway’s NORGLOBAL program, the NCHS is in 2019 creating a Research network on humanitarian efforts connecting relevant ongoing research on humanitarian efforts in Norway and internationally.

The centre is a joint CMI, NUPI and PRIO initiative, started in 2012.

Recent blog posts

COVID-19 could kill off Muslim charities in the West that fail to adapt

June 4, 2020 — Written by Ghassan Elkahlout & Omar Gamal

Ramadan and Social Responsibility During Coronavirus

June 3, 2020 — Written by Kaja Borchgrevink (PRIO), Marta Bivand Erdal (PRIO) & Gina Lende (MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society)

Peace in Afghanistan? Watch the militias

May 28, 2020 — Written by Astri Suhrke (CMI) and Antonio De Lauri (CMI)

“Is Mediterranean Search and Rescue a pull factor?” Or is that an irrelevant question?

May 14, 2020 — Written by Pål Nesse (Norwegian Refugee Council)

Search and Rescue: A necessary presence in the Mediterranean as long as people are drowning

— Written by Kyrre Lind (MSF Norway)

The duty to rescue refugees and migrants at sea

— Written by Erik Røsæg (University of Oslo)

The “pull factor”: How it became a central premise in European discussions about cross-Mediterranean migration

— Written by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO)

The controversial lifesavers: NGO search and rescue in the Mediterranean

— Written by Katja Franko (UiO) & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO)