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

Moria’s male refugees need help just as much as anyone else

September 22, 2020 — Written by Dorothea Hilhorst (ISS)

The dramatic effects of covid-19 on everyday life in Gadarif

September 21, 2020 — Written by Hussein Sulieman (University of Gadarif)

Fighting racism and decolonizing humanitarian studies: toward mindful scholarship

August 18, 2020 — Written by Dorothea Hilhorst (ISS)

Israeli annexation plan will spark catastrophe for besieged Palestinians: the world must act

August 14, 2020 — Written by Ghassan Elkahlout & Mohammed Alkahlout

The Politics of Humanitarian Aid to Myanmar

August 4, 2020 — Written by Marte Nilsen (PRIO)

In a critical moment for Yemen, donor fatigue can have disastrous consequences

June 12, 2020 — Written by Ghassan Elkahlout & Belal Abdo

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)