Policy Brief on Humanitarian Organizations and Protection of Civilians


18 March 2015

​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”.

Read the PRIO Policy Brief here

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