A reverse form of humanitarian diplomacy?

Morocco’s response to French aid after the earthquake

Following the recent devastating earthquake, Morocco has declined France’s offer of aid. This PRIO blog explores how this refusal can be best understood.

Living in a changing climate: Dynamics of forced migration and displacement

New Talking Humanitarianism podcast episode

In this episode of Talking Humanitarianism , Amali Tower, Founder of Climate Refugees delivers the keynote address to open the Humanitarian Futures Conference.

The war in Sudan and rising humanitarian needs

To find out more about the war in Sudan, including the humanitarian impacts, read the Sudan blog series published by the Chr. Michelsen Institute, as part of the Sudan-Norway Academic Cooperation project.

Examining the ethics of humanitarian mediation

Examining ethical questions around humanitarian mediation, this blog urges a confident engagement with politics that can show solidarity with the most vulnerable yet retain access to a meaningful discussion with power.

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.