Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Whatever it takes. Wherever, and whenever, they're needed.
They deliver high-quality aid where needs are greatest. When they started their relief efforts after World War Two, humanitarian needs were critical. They still are – and they’re still there, protecting people forced to flee and supporting them as they build a new future. Today, they work in both new and protracted crises across 30 countries, where they provide food assistance, clean water, shelter, legal aid, and education.
They stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. When they witness injustices, they alert the world. They promote and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
NRC’s expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, is one of the world’s most used and boasts around 1200 experts from all over the world. NORCAP solves key challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors and the experts contribute to developing partners’ capacity in order to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights.
Around 5,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of them are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of their colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.
Today, a record 60 million people are fleeing war and persecution. Not since World War Two have more people needed their help. The Norwegian Refugee Council assisted more than five million people worldwide in 2015, and with your support, they can help even more.