About Us

Humanitarian Alternatives is an international bilingual review (English/French) supported by:

la Fondation Action Contre la Faim • la Fondation Bullukian • la Fondation de France • la Fondation Handicap International • la Fondation Mérieux • la Fondation Roi Baudouin • le Fonds Croix-Rouge française • le Gouvernement princier de Monaco / Direction de la Coopération Internationale

In collaboration with a developing network of partner universities and institutes:

École Supérieure de Commerce et Développement 3A •  Institut Bioforce •  Université Aix-Marseille/Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires (CERIC) •  Université de Liège •  Université de Lyon/ Université Lumière Lyon II •  Université Félix Houphouët Boigny/Chaire Unesco pour la culture de la paix Abidjan •  Université Laval (Québec) •  Université Saint Joseph/École Libanaise de Formation Sociale (ELFS), Beyrouth •  UQAM (Montréal)/Chaire Raoul Dandurand

The creation of the review pursues the following ambitions:

  • Encourage and participate in the global reflection concerning the humanitarian sector, its practices and its evolution, with a digital open access distribution and a printed edition available by subscription.
  • To create a meeting place and a space for dialogue, proximity and a dynamic exchange between researchers in humanities (sociology, history, economy, anthropology…) and practitioners of humanitarian action concerning the challenges that this sector is confronted with.
  • To give a broader international audience to a specific approach of humanitarian action rooted in the “without borders” movement, through the pooling of resources, thinking and projects.
  • Stimulate the dialogue and exchanges in these fields between researchers and practitioners from the countries of the North and the South.

To know more about the aims of the project initiators, we invite you to read the Editorial of the Inaugural Issue.

Humanitarian Alternatives is characterised by the publication of original contributions, validated by a reading committee and an editorial committee independent from the financial partners. Each issue is built around a “Focus” theme and the following categories: Perspectives, Ethics, Transitions, Innovations, Reportage and Culture. In 2016, the three issues published where focused on the Ebola Crisis (February), the Humanitarian World Summit  (May) and the forced migrations (November).

Articles are published in open access, in an HTML and PDF version. You can consult them on our website. They are also available on subscription or by purchasing a single hard copy issue. For further information on our subscription policy please follow this link.

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Conception: In medias res
ISSN (printed): 2492-7120
ISSN (on-line): 2494-2804

Printer: Imprimerie Brailly – Saint-Genis-Laval