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.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees visits Norway

Earlier in March, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees visited Norway to participate in a panel discussion on how best respond to global displacement, co-hosted by the NCHS. 

The rise of the UAE on the humanitarian stage

This NCHS paper explores recent trends in the international humanitarian regime and the rise of the United Arab Emirates on the world humanitarian stage.

Collective protection as a short-term solution

Over two million people have fled Ukraine following the Russian invasion. This blog reflects on the use of collective protection as a short-term solution to the protection needs of refugees from the war in Ukraine.

Forced displacement from Ukraine

This blog for the Refugee Law Initiative surveys existing scholarship, history and refugee politics to offer initial reflections on forced displacement from Ukraine.

RedLines project launched

The Red Lines and Grey Zones: Exploring the Ethics of Humanitarian Negotiation project, hosted by PRIO in association with the NCHS, has officially launched.

People on the move in the face of war in Ukraine

With many people fleeing in the face of war in Ukraine, this PRIO blog offers reflections on mobility, inequality and solidarity.

Reflections on the Poland-Belarus border crisis

In this interview with the Public Anthropologist, Marta Bivand Erdal reflects on the ongoing crisis at the Poland-Belarus border.

Climate, peace and security in Afghanistan

NUPI and SIPRI have released a fact sheet on how climate change impacts peace and security in Afghanistan.