Humanitarianism

We study the mechanisms that force people to flee, the obstacles they meet on the way, and how they are treated when they try to get access to a new country.

Current projects

Completed projects

Dec 2017 - Feb 2018

[CoAR: Strategy development ]

Oct 2013 - Dec 2013

Policy Briefs Afghanistan

Antonio De Lauri

Senior Researcher, Coordinator; Humanitarianism and Borders

Karin Ask

Researcher

Abdel Ghaffar Ahmed

Professor of Development Studies, Ahfad University and University of Khartoum

Are John Knudsen

Senior Researcher

Saul Mullard

Senior Program Advisor (U4)

Siri Neset

Associated Researcher

Helge Rønning

Associated Senior Researcher

Jessica Leigh Schultz

Researcher and Senior Adviser (U4)

Elin Skaar

Senior Researcher, Coordinator: Rights and Legal Institutions

Arne Strand

Deputy Director, Research Director, U4 Director

Astri Suhrke

Senior Researcher

Kari Telle

Senior Researcher

Elling N. Tjønneland

Senior Researcher

Sarah A Tobin

Senior Researcher

Liv Tønnessen

Research Director

Torunn Wimpelmann

Senior Researcher

Conflicts and crisis have forced more than 65 million people worldwide to leave their homes. This is the highest number of displaced persons the world
has ever seen.

We study the mechanisms that force people to flee, the obstacles they meet on the way, and how they are treated when they try to get access to a new country.

We investigate humanitarian responses to conflict and political instability, fragile states, security policies, peace efforts and international aid.
We work in inter-disciplinary teams, and have a solid track-record in both academic and commissioned work, and evaluations.

Our research and evaluation expertise:

  • Conflict and post-war reconstruction
  • Humanitarian assistance and development
  • Displacement
  • Migration policies
  • Security and protection
  • Humanitarian borders

The group researches in several geographical regions including the Middle East, Central Asia, East Africa and Europe. We also carry out evaluations of specific projects and programs designed to promote peace and integration in these locations and we conduct country/regional analysis in collaboration with international and local partners.

CMI Expertise Humanitarism