KUNO Summer Course 2020

Have you recently started working in the humanitarian field and are you looking for a solid kick-start? Or are you an experienced humanitarian professional looking for a thorough update? The KUNO Summer Course is there for you. After the last two year’s successes, KUNO will organize another Summer Course. In this two-day course, humanitarian academics […]

The Perspective of Local Actors on the Grand Bargain


On 25 June 2020 the signatories of the Grand Bargain met (online) to discuss the proceedings over the last year, and needed next steps for the near future. Important issues, indeed. Donor organisations and International NGOs could reflect on the developments, identify gaps and decide on the ways forward. Only one representative of local/ national […]

Introduction to the Renewed Sphere Standards


The Sphere Handbook is the oldest initiative in the field of humanitarian standards and has recently been updated. The Sphere Standards have been field-tested over twenty years, updates ensure it remains fit for purpose in a changing world. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and KUNO, the Platform for Humanitarian Knowledge Exchange in The Netherlands, invite […]

How Europe’s (anti-)migration policies are fuelling a humanitarian crisis

The Hague Humanity Hub Fluwelen Burgwal 58The Hague,

On the 9th of September, IHSA and KUNO present key humanitarian concerns highlighted in a special journal issue on 'Politics, humanitarianism and migration to Europe'.  When some one million people crossed the Mediterranean in the course of 2015 to seek refuge, European countries called it a crisis. Yet the real crisis was created by European […]