Disaster and displacement response architecture in Lebanon

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

Vacancy: Postdoctoral researcher position at CMI

Applications are now open for a Postdoctoral researcher position as part of the ‘Prioritising the Displacement-Environment Nexus’ project at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Norway.

Arendalsuke 2022 underway

The annual Arendalsuka is underway in Arendal, Norway where participants will discuss, debate and solve societal challenges, including humanitarian related challenges.

How should the international aid community engage the Taliban state?

One year after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, this piece for the Italian Institute for International Politics discusses how should the international aid community engage with the Taliban state.

Call for papers: Unusual places of refuge and sanctuary

In the wake of Syrian mass displacement, this call for papers seeks contributions that shed light on the unusual and unlikely places of refuge to which Syrian refugees have fled.

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 .

Risk aversity in the face of sanctions regimes

In light of the risk of violating sanctions regimes humanitarian organisations may resort to remote management. This paper explores what such remote management might imply in the context of humanitarian negotiations.

Recording of roundtable with Hugo Slim now available

Organised by the NCHS and PRIO in collaboration with the Norwegian Red Cross, this roundtable with Hugo Slim explored the future of humanitarian principles.

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.