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

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)

Close your eyes and picture “a humanitarian”. What do you see?

November 10, 2020 — Written by Salla Turunen (CMI)

The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize. Does food aid boost peace? (WFP Nobel Series, 5)

November 5, 2020 — Written by Ida Rudolfsen (PRIO) & Halvard Buhaug (PRIO)

Peace continues to elude the Nobel Prize (WFP Nobel Series, 4)

October 27, 2020 — Written by Mukesh Kapila (University of Manchester)

The Humanitarian Antaeus: Overcoming the Power Asymmetry between Humanitarians and Armed Groups in Frontline Negotiations

October 21, 2020 — Written by Salla Turunen (CMI)