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From time to time, the Journal of International Humanitarian Action publishes collections of articles on topics of special interest.

Collections open for submission:

Humanitarian Assistance in Armed Conflicts
International Humanitarian Law governing the question of humanitarian assistance in armed conflicts does not always address contemporary challenges in a satisfactory way nor does it provide clear answers to recent developments. Taking into account legal debates and practical challenges we would like to devote one of our special collections to the interpretation of IHL in the field of humanitarian assistance during armed conflicts. 
Guest editors: Vaios Koutroulis, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza, University of Warsaw, Poland.

Agenda for Humanity Revisited
As we are approaching the 10th anniversary of the Agenda for Humanity, challenges to transnational solidarity and attacks on humanitarian values have never seemed so acute. The objective of this special collection is to take stock of the progress on the Agenda for Humanity, seven years after its adoption. 
Guest editors: Clara Egger, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands; Kristoffer Lidén, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway; Kristina Roepstorff, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway.

The state and future of humanitarian studies: A Special Collection to Celebrate 30 Years of NOHA
On the occasion of NOHA’s 30th anniversary, we encourage the submission of research articles and commentaries concerning the state and future of the interdisciplinary field of humanitarian studies.  From the end of the nineties onwards, research on humanitarian action has progressed with the growing importance of humanitarian affairs in global politics. Initially restricted to medical and legal sciences, humanitarian studies now gather a vibrant community of researchers and practitioners combining perspectives from political science, economics, anthropology, communication, and management. Over the past decades, educational programs in humanitarian action have flourished all over the globe. 
Guest editors: Clara Egger, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands; Patrycja Grzebyk, University of Warsaw, Poland.

Previous collections available for consultation:

Psychosocial Elements of Humanitarian Action
This Collection is dedicated to field research discussing the psychological, social, and mental health aspects of humanitarian action. It explores pre- and post-disaster interventions and rehabilitation efforts targeting the psychosocial well-being of the affected communities as well as humanitarian workers.  It aims to explore a variety of beneficiaries' characteristics and contexts using preventive measures including DRR (disaster risk reduction) and empowerment.
Published 8 February 2017 through 29 March 2019

Humanitarian Technology
Humanitarian actors have long adopted and adapted technology to improve aid delivery and protection practices. But beyond asking what technology does for humanitarian action, this Collection explores what it does to humanitarian action. It highlights  the need to pay greater attention to the kinds of technologies that various humanitarian actors make use of – including questions about how and why some of these technologies may not necessarily be ‘humanitarian’, e.g. because of how their application may risk exposing crisis affected individuals and communities to various kinds of insecurity.
Published 17 August 2016 through 28 July 2020

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