Protecting Children in Armed ConflictHumanitarian Governance
The UN has launched a new advocacy campaign ACT to Protect Children Affected by Conflict. The purpose of this campaign is to further raise awareness of the issues involved with children affected by conflict. At present there exists a range of legal and political initiatives that seek to protect...
17 Apr 2019
Changing approaches to reception and accommodation of displaced populationsHumanitarian Governance
The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (“Convention”) is the foundation for global responses to reception and accommodation of displaced individuals and populations (refugees). In the aftermath of World War II, the UN Refugee Agency was focused on displaced populations in Europe and is now engaged with...
10 Apr 2019
Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees: A Blueprint for the WorldHumanitarian Governance
On 19 September 2016 representatives from 193 UN Member States came together at the UN General Assembly to discuss topics related to migration and refugees at the global level. The adoption of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (“Declaration”), also known as the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework...
19 Dec 2018
The Challenges Facing Refugee Integration in EuropeHumanitarian Governance
According to Eurostat, an unprecedented number of asylum seekers arrived in Europe in 2015, the majority of whom were primarily fleeing the civil war in Syria. As of early 2018, Germany has been host to the largest number of people, having granted protection to 593,410 asylum seekers in 2015...
26 Aug 2018
Migration Influxes and European Compassion: How Long Do We Need to Wait for an Informed Sustainability?Humanitarian Governance
Over the last two months, everyone with internet access has surely come across the picture of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler drowned in Turkish waters on a beach of Bodrum last September 2. It seems the photo of Aylan, along with waves of refugees trying to cross to Eastern...
10 Nov 2015
Implementing Ownership in Fragile and Least Developed Countries: Could it be done from the outside?Humanitarian Governance
Since 2000, aid effectiveness agenda has become a high priority among donors. In this context, OECD organized a series of high-level fora, which have provided the setting for a number of key declarations and agreements on aid effectivness. Among them, the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, endorsed in 2005...
01 Nov 2015
The grey areas between emergency and non-emergency policies: Lebanon as a new interdisciplinary perspectiveHumanitarian Governance
In the wake of large and small-scale armed conflicts, popular protests and requests for economic reforms and political freedom over the last decade, the Middle Eastern region had to cope with a massive influx of refugees, in particular from Syria. In Lebanon, the reiterated states of emergency due to...
29 Jun 2015