New NOHA publication: The Humanitarian Challenge

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of NOHA, the book recently published by Springer highlights some of the most pressing issues and challenges facing humanitarian action and explores potential solutions.

The book includes contributions from academics, practitioners and policy-makers connected with the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA), an international association of universities that is committed to interdisciplinary education and research on humanitarian action.

Next to other prominent scholars, also NOHA UW Faculty members contributed to the publication, namely Dr. Patrycja Grzebyk and Dr. Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala with their chapter Safety and Protection of Humanitarian Workers. Moreover, the book highlights work of Katarzyna Kot-Majewska from MFA Poland/UNHCR: Role of Non-traditional Donors in Humanitarian Action: How Much Can They Achieve?

Drawing on theory and practice, and spanning a broad range of subject matter, the book explores the origin of key concepts such as human security, reconciliation and resilience and questions their effectiveness in the pursuit of humanitarian ends. It also charts current developments in the humanitarian system, in particular in its legal and financial frameworks. Issues relating to humanitarian stakeholders, such as the role of the media and the protection of humanitarian workers, are also addressed. The contributions are influenced by a range of disciplines, including anthropology, political science, legal studies and communications.

More information: Springer