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Migrants dying in the forests on the EU’s eastern borders

This PRIO blog looks at the unfolding humanitarian crisis on the Poland-Belarus border, which continues to claim several lives.

Prospects for repatriation for Syrian refugees?

This Middle East Centre (PRIO) policy brief addresses the challenges for Syrian refugees in major host countries and their prospects for repatriation.

The Middle East as a regional zone of containment

This CMI blog examines the impact of Europe’s externalization policies on the Middle East.

Talking humanitarianism podcast

Welcome to “Talking Humanitarianism”, a podcast by the NCHS bringing you conversations with humanitarian researchers and practitioners.

Paradoxes of protection: The Afghan case

This webinar examined the Afghan protection paradox emerging from the recent Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and the implications for humanitarian action and geopolitics. 

The educated refugee woman. An emerging resettlement category?

This blog examines the focus on evacuating educated and professional Afghan women after the Taliban-takeover, and discusses the possible rise of a new resettlement category.

Refugee law and refugee lives

This podcast explores the increasingly temporary terms of asylum in Europe and globally.

Analysis of the UN concept ‘leave no one behind’

Two CMI working papers exploring the UN concept of ‘leave no one behind’ and its manifestation in humanitarianism.

The EU and offshore asylum processing

This PRIO policy brief examines the Australian model of offshore processing of asylum seekers, including the failures of the model.

Broadening humanitarian accountability

This PRIO blog and associated report examine the argument for broadening the concept of humanitarian accountability.

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

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.

The power of ideas: Muslim humanitarians and the Sustainable Development Goals

This project sets out to understand how Muslim humanitarian actors relate to, interpret and respond to particular Sustainable Development Goals.