Our Humanitarian blogs selection

Welcome to our humanitarian blogs selection

As a part of our efforts to connect the actors in the humanitarian sector, we created a selection of humanitarian blog pages to make it easier for our readers to find relevant information and opinions from the field.

On this page, you can find a list of our suggested “Top 30” blogs from the Humanitarian sector. This blog repository is complemented with our newsletter in which we spread our selection of the best articles from these blogs in the last week.

Contact us if you want to suggest a humanitarian blog to be included in this list. Subscribe to receive our weekly blog posts selection and visit our last selections here.

                                     


Blog List

Overseas Development Institute Blog

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards and Disaster, Conflict and Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees.

ODI is an independent, global think tank. Their vision is a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. They harness the power of evidence and ideas through research and partnership to confront challenges, develop solutions, and create change. Their wide scope of posts is divided into Expert comments and Insights. They publish content every week.

https://www.odi.org/blogs

Blog on Refugee Law and Forced Migration

Refugee Law Initiative from the School of Advanced Study –  University of London

Themes: Migration & Refugees

The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) is an academic centre that concentrates specifically on international refugee law. The RLI blog on Refugee Law and Forced Migration is designed to be a platform to publish content from the networks and students from RLI – SAS in a more conversational and informal setting than that of their other publications. Several posts available during the week.

https://rli.blogs.sas.ac.uk

Institute of Development Studies Opinions

Institute of Development Studies

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards and Disaster, Conflict and Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees.

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a global research and learning organization for equitable and sustainable change. IDS publishes a wide range of high quality and high impact outputs, including their flagship publication, the IDS Bulletin, an open access, peer-reviewed journal exploring emerging international development challenges. In their News & Opinions section, articles and columns are published frequently during the week.

https://www.ids.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/opinions/

Debating Development Research EADI´s Blog

European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees

EADI´s blog is a discussion platform for the international development research community. On this blog, they invite you to share your opinion, thoughts, and insights on everything that might be of interest to the broader community – and of course also on articles that appear on their blog. They explicitly encourage discussion and hope that a diversity of positions will enrich everyone’s perspective. New posts every week.

http://www.developmentresearch.eu

The Peace Research Institute Oslo Blog

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Themes: Conflict & Peace Building

PRIO conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups, and people. Researchers at PRIO seek to understand the processes that bring societies together or split them apart. They explore how conflicts erupt and how they can be resolved; they investigate how different kinds of violence affect people, and they examine how societies tackle crises – and the threat of crisis. Every week posts with respect these subjects are published.

https://blogs.prio.org

Reinventing Peace Blog

World Peace Foundation

Themes: Conflict & Peace Building

The World Peace Foundation aims to provide intellectual leadership on issues of peace, justice, and security. Innovative research and teaching are critical to the challenges of making peace around the world and should go hand in hand with advocacy and practical engagement with the toughest issues. In their Reinventing Peace blog, they publish weekly.

https://sites.tufts.edu/reinventingpeace/about/

From Poverty to Power

Oxfam International

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees.

The Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (Oxfam) is a confederation of independent charitable organizations focusing on global poverty alleviation. It is a major nonprofit group with an extensive collection of operations. Many of the organizations from the confederation have own blogs too. Daily posts are available in their global blog: “From Poverty to Power”.

https://oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/

Clingendael Spectator – Magazine for International Relations

Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees

The Clingendael Spectator (since 1947) is the magazine of Dutch think tank Clingendael, freely accessible for all with an interest in current developments concerning world politics. Under their publications section, they publish several articles every week.

https://spectator.clingendael.org/en/publications

Humanitarian Practice Network Blog

Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN)

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees

HPN IS an independent forum for policy-makers, practitioners and others working in or on the humanitarian sector to share and disseminate information, analysis, and experience, and to learn from it. The only network of its kind, HPN plays a key role in examining policy developments and distilling practice.

https://odihpn.org/blog/

Development Initiatives Blog

Development Initiatives

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees

Development Initiatives (DI) is an international development organization that focuses on putting data-driven decision-making at the heart of poverty eradication. Their blog aims to offer expert opinion, insight, and comment on today’s most pertinent issues relating to sustainable development and ending poverty. Posts every one-two weeks.

https://devinit.org/blog/?nav=footer

Humanitarian Academy for Development Blog

Humanitarian Academy for Development

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees

The Humanitarian Academy for Development is an international NGO serving the leadership, research, and talent development needs of the international development and humanitarian sector. HAD is the link between the humanitarian sector and beneficiaries- which aims to empower humanitarians in order to be more effective in their services to beneficiaries. Posts every week on available their blog.

https://had-int.org/blogs/

ALNAP Blog

ALNAP

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees.

ALNAP is a global network of NGOs, UN agencies, members of the Red Cross/Crescent Movement, donors, academics, networks and consultants dedicated to learning how to improve response to humanitarian crises. They believe that by improving the quality, availability, and use of knowledge and evidence from previous responses we can make the system perform better and be more accountable. Their blog posts are open to everyone. Posts every two weeks.

https://www.alnap.org/blogs

WritePeace Blog

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Themes: Conflict & Peacebuilding

SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis, and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. They publish interesting posts in their blog: WritePeace.

https://www.sipri.org/commentary/blog/

Elrha Blog

Elrha

Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. Innovation related posts in their blog can be found.

https://medium.com/elrha

Humanity Journal Blog

Humanity Journal

Themes: Aid & Policy and Human Rights

Humanity is a peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to publishing original research and reflection on human rights, humanitarianism, and development in the modern and contemporary world. The blog includes and encourages posts from anthropology, economics, law, literature, history, philosophy, politics, public health, and sociology, as well as those contributions which seek to foster intersections between and among these disciplines

http://humanityjournal.org/blog/

Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies Blog

Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS)

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees.

The NCHS aims to promote and facilitate critical and relevant research on key humanitarian issues and to serve as a hub for research and policy discussion. Their blog covers a wide variety of topics.

https://www.humanitarianstudies.no/blog/

Christian Michelsen Institute Blog

Christian Michelsen Institute

Themes: Aid & Policy, Governance, Human Rights

CMI is an independent development research institute in Norway. They are focused on issues that shape global developments and generate knowledge that can be used to fight poverty, advance human rights, and promote sustainable social development. Blog posts can be found under their publication section.

https://www.cmi.no/publications/

HelpAge International Blog

HelpAge International

Themes: Human Rights, Migration & Refugees

HelpAge International is the secretariat to a global network of organizations promoting the right of all older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives. Blogs are published on a monthly basis.

https://www.helpage.org/blogs/

Humanitarian U Blog

Humanitarian U

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Migration & Refugees

Humanitarian U is a social enterprise that is one of the leading educational organizations globally to deliver professional certification and training to humanitarian workers around the world, anywhere, anytime. Blog posts can be found under their insight section.

https://humanitarianu.com/insight/

Welt Hunger Hilfe Blog

Welt Hunger Hilfe

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees

Welt Hunger Hilfe is an NGO working in the fields of development cooperation and emergency aid. In their news section, they publish videos, publications, articles, and press releases. Here also interesting blog posts that can be found.

https://www.welthungerhilfe.org/news/

Collaborative Learning Projects Blog

Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA)

Themes: Aid & Policy and Conflict & Peacebuilding

CDA is an international non-profit organization that improves the effectiveness of peacebuilding, development, humanitarian organizations and corporations working in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

https://www.cdacollaborative.org/blog/

Ground Truth Solutions Blog

Ground Truth Solutions

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Migration & Refugees

Ground Truth Solutions is an international non-governmental organization that helps people affected by crisis influence the design and implementation of humanitarian aid. They publish reports from their own research and work but also opinion posts.

https://groundtruthsolutions.org/publications/

PreventionWeb DRR Voices Blog

PreventionWeb

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding

PreventionWeb is a collaborative knowledge-sharing platform on disaster risk reduction (DRR), managed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). The site offers a range of knowledge products and services to facilitate the work of DRR professionals. They also have a blog where, on average, every month an interesting post is published.

https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/list

SOAS University of London Blog

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees.

SOAS University of London is one of the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specializing in the study of Asia, Africa, and the Near and Middle East. The School also has a blog where they publish interesting posts.

https://blogs.soas.ac.uk/development-studies/

RESOLVE Network “What We Are Reading”

RESOLVE Network

Themes: Conflict & Peacebuilding

The RESOLVE Network is a global consortium of researchers, research organizations, policymakers and practitioners committed to empirically driven, locally defined research on the drivers of violent extremism and sources of community resilience. RESOLVE is a resource hub for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in need of nuanced, multidisciplinary, empirical approaches to analyze the drivers of violent extremism and sources of community resilience. RESOLVE’s work provides key insights on violent extremism by establishing connections and asking critical questions to enhance and inform P/CVE research, policy, and practice. Every month, the RESOLVE Secretariat collates a digest of CVE-relevant, thematic must-reads to enrich the narrative around violent extremism.

https://www.resolvenet.org/research/what-we-are-reading

Bliss

International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Blog – Bliss

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees

ISS is a research institute of Erasmus University Rotterdam which engages in the current dynamics of global development and social justice through education, research, and action. Much of its research puts the spotlight on people and communities that are marginalized by oppressive and exclusive forms of development. Bliss, the blog of ISS on global development and social justice, aims to provide a space where research ideas and findings are brought to the development community in a timely way. The blogs are grounded in ongoing research and speak to broader implications for current development trends and issues.

https://issblog.nl

GNDR Blog

Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster.

GNDR is the largest international network of organizations committed to working together to improve the lives of people affected by disasters worldwide. GNDR represents and convenes these organizations in international spaces for Sendai framework implementation, making sure that their voices are heard.

https://www.gndr.org/news/blogs.html

Africa Portal

Africa Portal

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees

Africa Portal is a research repository and an expert analysis hub on African affairs. They provide a digital platform for think leaders across the continent and beyond to share their informed perspectives on matters related to African development, economics, and politics. In a world moving along at breathless speed, accuracy matters. Their features section comprises a different length and focused article posts.

https://www.africaportal.org/features/

AfricLaw

AfricLaw

Themes: Governance, Human Rights

AfricLaw is a joint venture of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) and the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. AfricLaw is a blog that provides a platform for discussion for those interested in the rule and role of law in Africa. All areas of law applicable to Africa are covered, both international (global and continental) and national.

https://africlaw.com

The Arab Reform Initiative Publications

Arab Reform Initiative

The Arab Reform Initiative is the leading independent Arab think tank working with expert partners in the Middle East and North Africa and beyond to articulate a home-grown agenda for democratic change. It conducts research and policy analysis and provides a platform for inspirational voices based on the principles of diversity, impartiality, gender equality and social justice.

https://www.arab-reform.net/publication/

Arab org Blog

Arab.org

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees

Arab.org is a social Enterprise startup from Lebanon making an impact on the common good. Their three main objectives are to raise awareness, hope, and standards in the Arab World. Their mission is to improve the status and welfare of people in the Arab World and beyond by offering community information, expertise and new opportunities to connect collaborate, and campaign to offer real support for real issues.

https://arab.org/blog/ 

The New Humanitarian – Opinions

The New Humanitarian

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards & Disaster, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees.

The New Humanitarian, formerly IRIN News, is an independent, non-profit news agency that has been providing field reporting on humanitarian crises for nearly 20 years in a way no other institution does. They focus on humanitarian- stories in regions that are often forgotten, under-reported, misunderstood or ignored. Interesting columns can be found under “Opinions” every two weeks.

https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion

 

openmovements – openDemocracy

openDemocracy

Themes: Aid & Policy, Conflict and Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees.

openDemocracy is an independent global media organisation. Through reporting and analysis of social and political issues, they seek to educate citizens to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world. openMovements is a platform that aims at providing critical and empirically-based outlooks on social movements and new expressions of social and cultural transformations: the ones which make the media headlines and those which discreetly transform daily life and politics alike, at the local and global scales.

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/openmovements/

 

 

 

Compas News & Blogs

Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS)

Themes: Migration & Refugees.

The Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) is a research centre at the University of Oxford. Since 2003, COMPAS has established an international reputation for original research and policy relevance. It undertakes multi-disciplinary research, publication, teaching, and user engagement activities with a broad set of academic and non-academic users worldwide.  Every week they publish interesting posts.

https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/news-blogs/

 

The Conversation Blog

The Conversation

Themes: Aid & Policy, Conflict and Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees.

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community, and delivered direct to the public. Every two weekes they publish interesting entries in their blog.

https://theconversation.com/columns/uk-blog-486

Global Policy Journal Opinion

Global Policy Journal

Themes: Conflict and Peacebuilding, Governance, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees.

Global Policy is an innovative and interdisciplinary journal that focuses on understanding globally relevant risks and collective action problems; policy challenges that have global impact; and competing and converging discourses about global risks and policy responses. In the sections Columnists, Opinion & Analysis, and Essays, on its website interesting articles are published at least twice a week.

https://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog

Insights: World Resources Institute Blog

World Resources Institute

Themes: Aid & Policy, Environment, Hazards and Disaster,  Governance.

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research non-profit organization that promotes environmental sustainability, economic opportunity, and human health and well-being. Insights, WRI Blog offers experts’ timely analysis and commentary on crucial issues at the nexus of environment and human development.

https://www.wri.org/blog