The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We provide assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.
NRC promotes and protects the rights of refugees and people who have been displaced within their own country. We take action during situations of armed conflict, and engage in other contexts where our competences will add value.
The majority of our more than 5000 staff members are national employees in NRC’s projects in around 28 countries worldwide. All our projects are supervised by the NRC Head Office in Oslo.
NRC was established in 1946 under the name Aid to Europe, to assist refugees in Europe after World War II. Today, NRC is organised as an independent and private foundation. We cooperate closely with the UN and other humanitarian organisations around the world, as well as in Norway.
NRC’s main activity is the deliverance of humanitarian aid through programme activities in the field. NRC specialises in five programme areas, or core competences -Shelter, Food Security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, and Information Counselling and Legal Aid (ICLA). The core competences are adaptive to different contexts and mutually reinforcing.