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WorldRiskReport for 2022 released

The 2022 edition of the WorldRiskReport includes contribution by NCHS associates, offering an overview of the digital risks in disaster situations.

ALNAP’s State of the Humanitarian System 2022 report released

Report finds ‘Do no digital harm’ has emerged as an important humanitarian imperative, following contributions from PRIO project.

Report: The Ukraine war and food security

The war in Ukraine has significant consequences for food security in the Global South. This NUPI report examines how Norwegian aid partner countries’ food security is affected by the war.

Impacts of EU external migration policies in Jordan

This seminar examines the impact of the EU’s external migration policies in Jordan, with a focus on competing priorities in education and employment.

The politicisation of disaster and displacement response architecture in Lebanon

This NCHS paper examines Lebanon’s disaster response institutions and argues the 2020 Beirut blast presents an opportunity to ‘build back better’ and overhaul contemporary institutional arrangements.

Islamic philanthropy and Islamic social finance in humanitarian action

This blog explores the opportunities and challenges associated with Muslim philanthropy and Islamic social finance as a source of humanitarian financing.

Refugees as economic agents in protection systems

New book review essay explores the contributions of three recent books from the Refugee Economic Programme at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford .

Tacit engagement as a form of remote management

In light of the risk of violating sanctions regimes humanitarian organisations may resort to remote management. This NCHS paper explores what remote management through ‘tacit engagement’ might imply in the context of humanitarian negotiations.

Helping refugees from Ukraine

PRIO together with the NCHS and the Polish Embassy in Norway recently hosted a discussion on preventing human trafficking in the context of the war in Ukraine. A recording of the discussion is now available.

Forms of humanitarian diplomacy

This report provides an overview of the concept of humanitarian diplomacy and the different forms it may take in humanitarian intervention.

Red lines and grey zones: Exploring the ethics of humanitarian negotiation

This project will examine the ethical challenges related to humanitarian negotiations, particularly through cases from Syria, Bangladesh, Colombia, Nepal, the Mediterranean and the UN Security Council.

Refugee education: Building durable futures

The central research question explored through this project is how do different models of education contribute to building durable futures for individual refugees and for their local and transnational communities.

War and fun: Reconceptualising warfare and its experience

By studying the role and implications of fun for soldiers and veterans, the Warfun project aims to reframe the way we understand how war unfolds, what it means to be at war, and what the long-term effects of war are on soldiers and veterans.

God, grievance, and greed? Understanding Northern Mozambique’s new Islamist war

This project seeks to acquire, and disseminate, a more comprehensive understanding of the multiple drivers of the escalating war in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado.

Prioritising the displacement-environment nexus

This project pilots a novel approach to understanding the relationship between displaced people and the environment, conceptualising settlement areas as social-ecological systems to assess linkages between livelihoods, landscape change and environmental health.

Gender, Islam and transnational legal orderings in post-US Afghanistan

This project examines the relationship between gender and Islam in Afghanistan as it affects women’s rights and protections at a time when the country’s political order is being reshaped, following the withdrawal of the US.

Holding aid accountable

This project aims to map and analyse the moral and social dimensions of accountability as understood and practiced by civic and professional humanitarian aid providers in protracted crisis in Uganda, Somalia and Sri Lanka.

Adhocism: Ad hoc crisis responses and international organisations

This project will study the impact of ad hoc crisis responses on international organisations (IOs) through a systematic study of ad hoc crisis responses in two policy domains, namely security and health.

Co-duties: Democratic duties, collective action, and the greater good after COVID-19

This project aims to provide insights into the performance of individual duties in order to better understand how voluntary engagement in democratic societies may address large-scale collective action problems.

Effects of externalisation: EU migration management in Africa and the Middle East

This project seeks to provide policy-relevant research on the effects of EU external migration policy in six countries across Africa and the Middle East