Humanitarian Alternatives

We co-publish Humanitarian Alternatives, a bilingual (English/French) journal in which thought leaders share their perspective on current practices and evolution in the humanitarian sector.


Created in February 2016, Humanitarian Alternatives is an international bilingual (English/French) humanitarian journal. It is published three times a year with each issue devoted to a specific topic.

The ambition of Humanitarian Alternatives is to bring together researchers and humanitarian stakeholders to reflect upon and create a more dynamic exchange on current practices and development within the humanitarian sector.

We support this review, alongside Fondation Action Contre la Faim, Fonds Croix-Rouge française, Fondation de France, Fondation Handicap International, Fondation Roi Baudouin and the Department of International Cooperation of the Principality of Monaco.

Universities are also contributing to the project, including Université Laval (Quebec City), the Raoul Dandurand Chair at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Lumière University Lyon 2, the Bioforce Institute, the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales et communautaires at Aix-Marseille University, the Unesco Chair for culture and peace at the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Abidjan), the École Supérieure de Commerce et Développement 3A (Lyon), Saint Joseph University (Beirut), and the École libanaise de formation sociale (Beirut).

You can read Humanitarian Alternatives:

  • In open access, HTML or PDF versions, on the website Humanitarian Alternatives,
  • In hard copy, by subscription or by purchasing an individual issue.


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