The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
Whatever it takes. Wherever and whenever we're needed.
Paving way for higher education
In a country where fewer than 1 in 10 girls attends secondary school, enrolling in university is a distant dream for most Somali girls.
Escalating fighting and hunger threaten millions in Yemen
Donor governments that are meeting today to discuss Yemen’s crisis need to pledge generously to avert famine and massive loss of lives. “The world needs to ramp up aid to Yemen at this critical moment, when millions of people are at risk of dying of hunger,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
"Communication is key to protection"
“The most important thing is to make sure people get information about what, when and where. That takes a way a lot of frustration”, says NORCAP protection expert, Helene Ruud. She recently finished her first mission to the World Food Programme, in Haiti.
Thousands of unregistered refugees return from Pakistan
In the first two weeks of April, an average of 1,000 unregistered refugees returned from Pakistan to Afghanistan daily: a sharp increase compared to the beginning of the year.
Changing lives with one swipe
The Norwegian Refugee Council in DR Congo has introduced a new distribution system, where people displaced by conflict are provided with electronic e-Voucher cards to enable them to chose for themselves which foods or household items they want.
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.
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."
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.