About Us

The UCD Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) is a multi-disciplinary research and teaching platform focused on international humanitarian action: actions aimed at saving and preserving life, preventing and alleviating human suffering, and supporting life with dignity for those affected by man-made and natural disasters.

The CHA is based in the School of Agriculture and Food Science and also draws on the expertise of Schools and Institutes across UCD, including the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe), the School of Sociology, the Clinton Institute for American Studies, the School of Law, the School of Environmental Science, the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, and the School of Business. The CHA also has formal links with a network of universities worldwide through the NOHA network and with Makerere University, Uganda, Fordham University, USA, and Jadavpur University, India. The CHA has strong links with international organisations and agencies and non-governmental organisations including the International Committee of the Red Cross, Concern Worldwide, Plan Ireland, UNHCR, German Red Cross, Irish Aid, the Irish Red Cross, GOAL, Partnership in Learning, and Link Community Development.