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Humanitarian diplomacy as moral history

This article interrogates the practice of humanitarian diplomacy by focusing on the history of the Red Cross Movement.

Sharing data between humanitarian actors and donor governments

Data play an increasingly important role in response efforts. This blog examines data and definitions, and expectations and standards – and why they matter for more effective humanitarian response.

Different responses to mobility

This PRIO blog offers comparative reflections on the EU’s response to sudden and large-scale arrivals of people across its borders, in 2015 and now.

ICRC report on protecting civilians from explosive weapons

A roundtable discussion was held to identify Norway’s role in leading international efforts to protect civilians from explosive weapons, following a recent ICRC report on this issue.

Data sharing between humanitarian organisations and donors

This NCHS paper examines data sharing between humanitarians and donors, with a focus on governing frameworks and how these are implemented and avenues for more responsible data sharing.

Digital humanitarianism in a kinetic war: Taking stock of Ukraine

In this blog for Global Policy, Rodrigo Mena and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik examine the use of technology in Ukraine for humanitarian purposes.

From spaces of containment to spaces of conversion

This NCHS paper examines Berlin’s modular housing projects (MUFs) for refugees and argues that this new form of refugee management holds refugees in a permanently marginal position.

The Taliban, international law and the rest of the world

With Afghanistan ‘facing a humanitarian catastrophe’, this PRIO blog discusses why the protection of the civilian population demands cooperation with the Taliban.

Human mobility in times of climate crisis

This blog examines findings related to forced migration, displacement and resettlement from the latest assessment report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released in February 2022.

Agents of change or agents of continuity? Gender and conflict in Ukraine

With the world’s eyes focused on Putin’s war on Ukraine, this war – as any other – is also profoundly gendered. This blog discusses what type of gendered interplay we are seeing in Ukraine as the war unfolds.

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.