The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
Whatever it takes. Wherever and whenever we're needed.
Few aid groups able to stay in war zones
Many aid organisations wish to stay and deliver in insecure contexts with great needs, but there are still too few organisations able to manage the risks linked to serve vulnerable communities in the midst of conflict and chaos, according to a new report released today.
Thousands of children deprived of education
DR Congo/Kasaï Central: As armed groups occupy schools, violence and fear leave tens of thousands of children without a chance to start or finish their primary education.
Uganda receives most new refugees worldwide
Uganda received the largest number of new refugees last year, more than half a million people. “The system protecting refugees will collapse if we do not step up our support to countries like Uganda. The richest and most stable countries from Europe to the US do their uttermost to keep refugees away. At the same time, they are not adequately funding reception of refugees in poor host countries,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council.
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As of 18 April 2017, an estimated 400,000 people are currently living in displacement as a result of the military operations to retake Mosul.
NRC has assisted over 200,000 people who have fled Mosul since the 25 February with lifesaving assistance - food, water and shelter.
NORCAP: Expert deployment
NORCAP is the Norwegian Refugee Council’s expert deployment capacity. We aim to improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. We do this by bringing actors together and by sending experts to the UN and to national, regional and international organisations and institutions.
Partners and donors
NORCAP works with partners on national, regional and international levels in order to contribute effectively to humanitarian operations. We provide expertise in various fields to support to a wide range of organisations and countries through the deployment of expert personnel.
More than a number
“It took 8 months for my wife and I to reach Greece. One time, the smuggler was on crystal meth."
“My father is sick. He is paralyzed and needs support, but he is too sick to be able to flee across the sea."