NRC's head office is located in Oslo. From here, we coordinate NRC's activities all over the world. Oslo is also home base for NRC's expert deployment NORCAP, which annually send out hundreds of Norwegian and international experts on missions worldwide for the UN and other organisations. In addition, head office is responsible for designing our refugee policies, and works on influencing actors on the international level as well as in Norway.
Our office in Geneva is a centre of excellence when it comes to providing humanitarian policy and advocacy to the international community. Using their direct operational experience and legal background, our teams work to influence decision-makers in Geneva and New York. As our main liaison with UN member states and UN agencies, our humanitarian policy team provides advocacy and advice to help operational colleagues provide principled humanitarian action to people in crisis. Read more about our representation office in Geneva.
NRC's Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is also based in our Geneva office. IDMC is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement worldwide.
The EU is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance in the world and is involved in political processes connected with many global humanitarian crises. Since 2005, our office in Brussels has worked to influence EU institutions and networks based in the Belgian capital to increase our project financing from the EU. Read more about our representation office in Brussels.
In 2013, we signed an agreement with the continental union of African heads of state, the African Union (AU), and established a representative office in its headquarters in Addis Ababa. This partnership gives us some influence on the African Union's fields of work, improves communication between NRC and African governments, and facilitates the continued use of our standby forces on the continent.
Our office in Amman works to create ties between the NRC and donors and actors in the Gulf. A larger number of public and private actors in the region are becoming more involved in humanitarian work. Our Amman office opens up new avenues of revenue to support our programme activity.
In 2016, we opened our newest office in Washington, DC. Our NRC USA office works on engaging with American donors and actors, to tap into funding opportunities and establish a presence in the United States. Read more about our representation office in Washington, DC.
In 2017, the Norwegian Refugee Council established a German branch, NRC Flüchtlingshilfe. The NRC Flüchtlingshilfe office has two primary functions: raising money for NRC's overseas programmes that meet the needs of conflict-affected refugees and internally displaced people and providing humanitarian policy advice to the German donors, parliamentary committees, and peer non-governmental organizations. Read more about our office in Berlin.
In 2016 NRC established a representation in London.