As part of the NCHS project Protection of Civilians: From Principle to Practice, Cindy Horst and Tove Heggli Sagmo have published the Policy Brief ‘Humanitarianism and Return: Compromising Protection?’. The policy brief draws on a case study on the protection of displaced Somalis, conducted in collaboration with NCHS-partner The Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS).
Horst and Heggli Sagmo presented the policy brief at the migration seminar Humanitarianism and Return: Compromising protection? on 17 March 2015. The authors argue that “humanitarian organizations have the responsibility to analyze the long-term security implications of their decisions on where to provide aid” and recommend that “to guarantee protection, programming for returnees requires mobile forms of assistance that builds on social networks”.