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An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN

Humanitarian Policy Group - Our work

Women at the Ifo Extension refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya build a temporary shelter (Flickr: Internews)

The Humanitarian Policy Group is dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice through a combination of high-quality analysis, dialogue and debate.

HPG's research focuses on five core research themes:

  • Principles, politics and the humanitarian system
  • Civilian security and protection
  • Displacement, migration and urbanisation
  • Livelihoods and food security in crises
  • Programming in transitional contexts

Twice a year HPG runs a week-long course in partnership with academic institutions.

The Advanced Course on Conflict, Crisis and Transitions is held in partnership with the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) at the University of York, UK. The Advanced Course on Crisis, Recovery and Transitions is held in partnership with the School of Public Policy & Management at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. For more information, please view the course page.

HPG also contributes to the MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs, delivered by the PRDU at the University of York.