As part of the Humanity Hub’s first seasonal programming theme, focusing on COVID responses, we will share insights by members of the Humanity Hub community and the Hague Peace & Justice ecosystem. This week, we are spotlighting research done by the International Institute of Social Studies on the impacts of Covid-19 in The Hague.


The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) is engaged and embedded in the city of The Hague, and enhancing this local engagement is an explicit objective of the current ISS strategy.

The Local Engagement Facility (LEF) fund was set up to encourage and formalize collaboration between ISS and other societal actors in the city of The Hague, including both local communities and formal institutions and organizations. 

In relation to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, ISS selected four projects particularly focusing on the impact of COVID-19 and the measures taken by marginalized or (often) overlooked groups of people. These four projects make use of ISS expertise in development and social justice to inform and impact the lives of people who live on our doorstep.

> Documenting the Undocumented

> Engaging with organizations in The Hague

> Solidarities during the pandemic in The Hague

> Experiences of Habesha migrants in The Netherlands