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

Vaccine nationalism and vaccine diplomacy: Vaccine distribution and the global south

April 20, 2021 — Written by Stein Sundstøl Eriksen, Research Professor, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Looking for the humanitarian backbone at the top of the United Nations

April 13, 2021 — Written by Professor Mukesh Kapila (University of Manchester)

Collateral damage in Court

March 22, 2021 — Written by Astri Suhrke, Associated Research Professor, CMI

72 Million Children Are at Risk for Sexual Violence in Conflict. What Can Be Done?

March 8, 2021 — Written by Robert U. Nagel, Ragnhild Nordås, Gudrun Østby, Siri Camilla Aas Rustad and Andreas Forø Tollefsen (PRIO).

The politics of refugee relief: UNRWA and the ongoing funding crisis

January 28, 2021 — Written by Kjersti G. Berg, CMI, and Jørgen Jensehaugen, PRIO

Refugee Legal Aid in Humanitarian Operations

December 14, 2020 — Written by Nora Milch Johnsen (Norwegian Centre for Human Rights)

The Coldest Cold Chain: Chilling Effects of Covid-19 Vaccines

November 27, 2020 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO), Gyöngyi Kovács (Hanken School of Economics) & Tina Comes (TU Delft)

WFP Logistics – Delivering on the promise (WFP Nobel Series, 6)

November 17, 2020 — Written by Gyöngyi Kovács (Hanken School of Economics)