Refugees unwelcome: Increasing surveillance and repression of asylum seekers in the “new Moria” refugee camp on Lesvos

This blog discusses the conditions for asylum seekers on the Greek island Lesvos after the notorious Moria camp burned to the ground in September 2020.

Ethical dilemmas in humanitarian negotiations

This blog provides reflections from both humanitarian practitioners and researchers on the ethical dilemmas associated with humanitarian negotiations and how humanitarian organisations respond to them.

Unpacking the (complex) armed conflict-disasters nexus

Drawing from two recent publications, this blog offers insights into the interconnected nature of armed conflict and disasters, highlighting the potential adverse effects that their mutual reinforcement can have.

Reflections on humanitarian negotiation

This blog provides reflections on the study and practice of humanitarian negotiation, delving into ethical considerations such as power, representation, compromise, competition and tacit aspects of negotiation.

Morocco’s response to French aid after the earthquake

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

Why does Pakistan support Islamist groups in Afghanistan?

This blog offers a fresh perspective on Pakistan’s backing of Afghan Islamist groups, such as the Taliban, despite their refusal to accept the Durand Line as a recognised international border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Ungovernable or humanitarian experimentation? Generative AI as an accountability issue

This blog discuss the type of accountability challenges generative AI, such as Chat GPT, represents for humanitarian governance.

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.

NCHS conversation: Gemma Sou

In this NCHS Conversation, Development Geographer, Gemma Sou discusses her research on adaptation and recovery strategies of low-income families across Latin American and the Caribbean following climate related disasters.

Taking stock: Generative AI, humanitarian action and the aid worker

Is AI set to disrupt global humanitarian action? This blog explores the broader implications of evolving AI for humanitarian action, aid work and aid workers.

AI in aid: Framing conversations on humanitarian policy

This blog identifies a problematic lack of engagement with AI in the humanitarian strategies of donor countries and offers a set of pointers for framing conversations on AI in aid policy.

Ukrainian refugee pets: Perspectives from the classroom

This blog post offers reflections on the reception and care of Ukrainian refugee pets and the complex tensions and ethical issues this raises for refugee management more broadly.