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Humanitarian space and the migrant crisis in Europe

Groupe URD is beginning a new research project which aims to outline humanitarian space in relation to the migrant crisis in Europe. The study will provide insight into the way different aid actors have adapted to restrictive socio-political contexts, sometimes compromising certain basic humanitarian values and standards. An initial case study will begin in summer 2017 and will focus [...]

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Annual Report 2016


In 1997, Groupe URD became an official organisation and embarked on the journey to establish the first French humanitarian think tank in a farm in the South of France. It was quite a gamble, but as can be seen in the 2016 Annual Report, it paid off. 2016 was the year of the [...]

Recent Groupe URD activities concerning the environment in humanitarian action


During the last meeting of the Humanitarian Environment Network last June, Groupe URD presented the results of its study on the environmental impact of refugee camps in Cameroon. Bolivia Inti Sud Soleil (BISS) also presented different [...]

October: training courses on Quality and Evaluation


Groupe URD will be running two professional training courses in autumn on Quality management and on Evaluation. “Improving the quality of humanitarian projects with the CHS Compas” will take place in Paris on 4-6 October 2017. “Evaluating the quality of humanitarian action” will then be held at Groupe URD’s training centre in Plaisians on 16-20 October 2017.