Our CHA blog site is a platform to share views, opinion-editorials, research ideas, and reflections from practice regarding humanitarian action in an accessible and digestible way.
Within this scope, we are proud to publish ‘The Humanitarian Blog’, a new joint initiative by the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) and the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) with contributions from both institutions and guest authors.
Contributing authors to all blogs include CHA and IFHV staff, international researchers, and practitioners. We welcome input from interested scholars, journalists, and humanitarians. If you would like to contribute a piece to the blog, please contact email@example.com.
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Providing humanitarian aid is easier said than done. In this blog post, Kristoffer Lidén of PRIO Kristina Roepstorff of the University of Magdeburg discusses ethical dilemmas of humanitarian negotiations.
In our latest blog post, ALNAP Director John Mitchell reports on the merger of DFID and on humanitarian principles. Read it yourself.
In this blog post, former EU Commissioner Christos Stylianides and Prof Dr Thielbörger from IFHV at Ruhr University Bochum share their thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic. How does COVID-19 challenge the European Union and humanitarianism in a broader sense?
Humanitarian actors are increasingly facing accusations and charges of migrant smuggling. In this blog post, Laura Schack analyses the Facilitation Directive, the EU’s legal framework for tackling human smuggling and the basis of criminal charges laid against humanitarian actors.
For several years now, the work of humanitarian aid workers has been increasingly criminalised by restrictive laws and measures on counterterrorism. In this blog, Charlotte Faltas looks at the effects that are to be feared – and what can be done about it.
Corona measures must be designed more locally and be more accountable, says Ole Hengelbrock of Caritas international. In this blog post he explains to what extent the Corona pandemic poses new challenges for humanitarian aid and why there should be no “post-Corona”.
The German Federal Foreign Office is currently celebrating its 150th anniversary. It is not only because of the pandemic that it faces enormous challenges. A blog post by CHA Director Ralf Südhoff.