New digital technologies offer the potential to resolve many challenges that may impede humanitarian efforts. However, technologies also have a political dimension and can have unintended harmful consequences.

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The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) hosted this webinar to discuss how digital technologies transform humanitarianism and the potential consequences of this.

The speakers included the NCHS’s Professor Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Professor, Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo. Sandvik shared her insights on the development ‘Towards an extractive humanitarianism’.

Sandvik was joined by Dr. Delf Rothe from the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) at the University of Hamburg, who presented his research on ‘Digital humanitarianism and the governance of refugee camps’.