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 has also established a Research Network on humanitarian efforts connecting relevant ongoing research on humanitarian efforts in Norway and internationally.

Established in 2012, the Centre is a joint initiative of CMI, NUPI and PRIO.

Recent blog posts

Do not abandon the Afghan people

September 9, 2021 — Written by Arne Strand and Astri Suhrke (CMI)

Contingency planning in the Digital Age: Biometric data of Afghans must be reconsidered

August 30, 2021 — Written by Katja Lindskov Jacobsen and Karl Steinacker

The chants of “Allahu Akbar” in the streets of Afghanistan

August 9, 2021 — Written by Aziz Hakimi (Associated Senior Researcher, CMI)

What is killing humanitarian aid workers?

August 5, 2021 — Written by Professor Mukesh Kapila (University of Manchester)

The time of the humanitarian diplomat

July 6, 2021 — Written by Antonio De Lauri (Research Professor, Chr. Michelsen Institute) and Salla Turunen (Doctoral Researcher, CMI)

Humanitarian biometrics in Yemen: The complex politics of humanitarian technology

June 30, 2021 — Written by Maria-Louise Clausen (Danish Institute of International Studies) and Bruno Oliveira Martins (Peace Research Institute Oslo)

When the storm subsides: What happened to grassroots initiatives assisting refugees?

May 31, 2021 — Written by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (Peace Research Institute Oslo)

The datafication of refugee protection in and beyond the Middle East: A case for digital refugee lawyering

May 20, 2021 — Written by Mirjam Twigt (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oslo)