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

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

May 31, 2021 — Written by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO)

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

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)