Wednesday, 18 Aug 2021
The project "Red Lines and Grey Zones: Exploring the Ethics of Humanitarian Negotiation" has received funding from the Research Council of Norway. Starting from consultations with humanitarian practitioners, the project will map problems related to the ethics of negotiation and cross examine these challenges through cases from Syria, Bangladesh, Colombia, Nepal, the Mediterranean and the UN Security Council.
Friday, 4 Jun 2021
The UN Security Council is to decide on cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria by July 10. In his new blog post ahead of the decision on the controversial issue, Research Professor Pavel Baev looks at how the context of the problem facing the Council has changed from Moscow's perspective since it was last on the table in spring-summer 2020. Baev argues that there are good reasons to assume that Russia is maneuvering toward a compromise supporting the extension of Resolution 2533.
Thursday, 4 Mar 2021
As refugees and other migrants arrived in increased numbers to Europe during the summer of 2015, many citizens across Europe mobilized to provide basic assistance in different ways along the route: from food, shelter, clothes, to access to wifi and charging stations for mobile phones. Alongside the massive political and media attention to the migrants arriving, was also this phenomenon: the widespread mobilization of volunteers, many whom had never or rarely been involved in volunteer initiatives earlier. As the number of people wanting to help grew rapidly, the initiatives needed to organize and create structures to coordinate the volunteers. How did this transition from spontaneous volunteer initiatives, at a moment with high media and political attention, materialize into formalized structures, responding to needs and contexts that also changed over time?
Wednesday, 24 Nov 2021
The 2021 EU-Belarus border crisis was preceded by a rapid deterioration of the already strained European Union (EU)-Belarus relations, in most part due to the Ryanair 4978 incident and the concomitant wide-ranging sanctions imposed by the EU on the authoritarian government of the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has often been referred by the media ...
By Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert & Elisa Pascucci
By Ayşe Bala Akal in RLI Blog on Refugee Law and Forced Migration
Thursday, 26 Aug 2021
The situation in Afghanistan changes by the minute. In this blog post, we want to call attention to a largely overlooked issue: protection of Afghan refugees or other Afghans who have been registered biometrically by humanitarian or military agencies. Having collected biometrics from various parts of the Afghan population, for ...
By Marte Nilsen
By Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert & Elisa Pascucci
Wednesday, 22 Sep 2021 11:30-13:00
Since the 1990s, western humanitarian organizations have increasingly been concerned with developing tools to assess the efficiency of aid delivery, and convincingly communicate organizational transparency and accountability to stakeholders. A range of local and transnational civic actors are crucial providers of humanitarian assistance too. How do they understand accountability, and through what accountability mechanisms do they operate?
By Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert(ed.) & Elisa Pascucci(eds.)
Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021
The humanitarian crisis on the Poland-Belarus border has claimed several lives. On 30 September, the Polish parliament extended the state of emergency in a three-kilometre-deep strip of land along the border. It is hard to assess the situation in detail, as neither the media nor humanitarian organizations have access to ...
Friday, 10 Sep 2021
Since the 1990s, Western humanitarian organizations have increasingly been concerned with developing tools to assess the efficiency of aid delivery, to establish minimum standards and benchmarks for aid projects, and to convincingly communicate their organizational transparency and accountability to stakeholders. As an extension of these debates, attempts have been made ...
Aug 2017 – Jul 2022
Humanitarianism, Borders, and the Governance of Mobility: The EU and the 'Refugee Crisis'
Led by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert
Jan 2019 – Dec 2022
EducAid: Improving Education for Rohingya Refugees from Myanmar Living in Bangladesh
Led by Gudrun Østby
Jan 2019 –
Do No Harm: Ethical Humanitarian Innovation and Digital Bodies
Led by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik
Jul 2020 – Dec 2023
Holding Aid Accountable: Relational Humanitarianism in Protracted Crisis (AidAccount)
Led by Cindy Horst