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Shrinking Humanitarian Space

The internationally much-debated issue of shrinking humanitarian space is considered a fundamental challenge for humanitarian aid and its principles. So far, however, this debate is mainly concerned with the countries of the Global South. The aim of this project is to examine the specific challenges and parallels of increasingly limited spaces for principled humanitarian action in the countries of the North and the South, with concrete practical examples. In the context of asylum and migration policies, including sea rescue, anti-terrorism legislation and localization, the topic will be examined and options for action will be discussed.

Guest article: #Covid19 and its impact on migration

31.03.2020

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How will the #Covid19 pandemic change global migration issues and the way we deal with refugees? The two professors Kristin Bergtora Sandvik and Adele Garnier describe their first observations in this blog post.

Counterterrorism Measures and Sanction Regimes: Shrinking Space for Humanitarian Aid Organisations

27.02.2020

publicationsIn recent decades, states and intergovernmental organisations have adopted increasingly restrictive laws and guidelines to combat terrorism. Humanitarian actors report disastrous effects on their daily work. This publication introduces the current state of the debate.
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Migration and the Shrinking Humanitarian Space in Europe

15.10.2019

publicationsOur new research fellow Kristina Roepstorff discusses the problem of the shrinking humanitarian space in Europe. Besides the well-known obstacles to civil search and rescue operations, the humanitarian space is also affected by various other controversial measures in EU countries.

"Especially local helpers are affected". Interview with Kristina Roepstorff on the Shrinking Humanitarian Space.

13.01.2020

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Kristina Roepstorff has been a Research Fellow at the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) since September 2019, where she heads the project on Shrinking Humanitarian Space. In this interview, she explains what Shrinking Humanitarian Space is and the challenges it poses for humanitarian action.

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Migration and the Shrinking Humanitarian Space in Europe

15.10.2019

publicationsOur new research fellow Kristina Roepstorff discusses the problem of the shrinking humanitarian space in Europe. Besides the well-known obstacles to civil search and rescue operations, the humanitarian space is also affected by various other controversial measures in EU countries.

Roundtable: Counterterrorism laws and sanctions regime

18.09.2019 15:00 - 18:00

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Action Contre la Faim (ACF) and the CHA invite to a confidential round table in which NGOs can discuss the implications of counterterrorism legislation of international donors and the effect they have for their project work and humanitarian aid in general.