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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Humanitarian, non-governmental organisation that protects the rights of people affected by displacement.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

Our backgrounds vary greatly, but we all share the same drive: to get the job done. With operations in over 30 countries, NRC employs a wide range of professionals. Our impact is profound. We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 33 countries. We specialise in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene. We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We 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. We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. NORCAP experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

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People at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Jan Egeland

Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, political scientist and humanitarian leader.

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) News

Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013

Guardian - 17-Sep-2014

Norwegian Refugee Council study claims 22 million people driven out of their homes by floods, hur...

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Natural Disasters