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UNRWA, funding crisis and the way forward

This CMI report brings attention to the UNRWA funding crisis and the humanitarian and political risks for the international community if this is not addressed.

The temporary turn in Norwegian asylum law and practice

This CMI report explores the dynamics and effects of temporary protection practices in Norway.

When are economic sanctions morally justified?

In spite of widespread support for the sanctions against Russia after the invasion of Ukraine, international economic sanctions remain a controversial instrument in world politics. This blog discusses how the ethical criteria of just cause, proportionality, last resort and reasonable chance of success can help us think about the justice of sanctions.

Art, violent conflict and displacement

New article explores the idea that art plays a role in individual, communal, and societal transformations in contexts of violent conflict and displacement.

How do IDPs and refugees fit within traditional, indigenous, and local knowledge of disasters?

As part 3 in a feature series on the environment-displacement nexus, this blog examines how refugees and IDPs interact with the natural environment and hazard risks in their newly settled areas.

Uneven displacement

As part 2 in a feature series on the environment-displacement nexus, this blog takes a closer look a village in coastal Guinea-Bissau where rising sea levels and tidal flooding have gradually displaced villagers.

Environmental justice for refugees in host countries

A part 1 in a feature series on the environment-displacement nexus, this blog examines how Syrian refugees are disproportionately harmed by air and water pollution in Lebanon.

Refugee Diaspora Organisations and Humanitarianism

Latest book in the Worlds in Crisis: Refugees, Asylum, and Forced Migration series maps out actors and interactions in situations of forced displacement.

Worsening Crisis in the Sahel

The humanitarian landscape in Sahel is deteriorating as the invasion of Ukraine indirectly exacerbates existing vulnerabilities. This PRIO policy brief examines the state of security in Sahel vis-à-vis new geopolitical realities presented by the conflict between Russia and NATO.

Gender and humanitarian diplomacy

This webinar on ‘Gender and Humanitarian Diplomacy’ was jointly hosted by the Xavier School of Management Centre for Gender Equality and Inclusive Leadership and the NCHS.

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