UN and other international organisations
Part of our mission is to help the international community prevent and respond to humanitarian needs. We support international organisations and the UN in particular by sending personnel when additional or specialised expertise is needed. Our experts help in all stages of a crisis, from prevention and early warning to reconstruction and sustainable development. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are the UN organisations that received the most NORCAP support in 2015.
We work with regional partners to address challenges that require cooperation between countries to achieve sustainable solutions, and to build the capacity of regional organisations and institutions. We collaborate with partners such as the African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in East Africa.
National and local partners
Developing our national and local partners' capacity is vital in bridging the gaps between humanitarian, early recovery, prevention and preparedness interventions. We work with national stakeholders to provide technical assistance in areas such as education, disaster risk reduction, preparedness and crisis response.
In Greece, we support the country's Reception and Identification Service (RIS) to ensure that refugees and migrants are received with dignity and have access to asylum procedures. Our capacity-building efforts also seek to safeguard the basic rights of refugees living in reception centres and make sure their needs are met, and to ensure that procedures comply with national and international law.
We have joined forces with a number of partners who specialise in fields such as statistics, metrology and communication with communities to increase our ability to provide expertise that is needed in the field. Together with our competency partners, who range from Statistics Norway to the United Kingdom Meteorological Office, we both deploy staff directly and provide technical advice on programmes.
Civilian monitoring missions
We support civilian monitoring missions by deploying experts to monitor ceasefire and peace agreements, including the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), Palestine and the International Monitoring Team (IMT) in Mindanao, Philippines.
NRC/NORCAP believes in transparency and holds ourselves accountable to our donors, partners, staff and the displaced people we serve. To maintain the integrity of our work, we adhere to these principles:
Non-discrimination and respect for human dignity:
We are dedicated to providing support for the most vulnerable – regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, political views or disabilities.
We ensure that the details on how we work, and where are funds go, are accessible and visible. Our information aligns with the standards of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). Read more about our commitment to accountability.
Corruption, theft and mismanagement are common in many of the countries where we operate. NRC has robust anti-corruption and risk management systems. We hold our partners to the same high standards.
More than 90 per cent of NRC's costs are used in the crisis-affected countries where we operate. Our current administrative costs average between 9 and 10 per cent of our global budget. Read more about our finances.
Monitoring and evaluation:
We routinely reflect on our experiences and projects in the field, critically assessing our projects at the field and management levels.
At NRC, we take pride in the principles of our humanitarian action. Read our Ethical Guidelines on corporate partnerships.
NORCAP’s activities are financed by contributions from our donors. We are grateful for the generous support we receive from our institutional donors, private foundations and other partners. We view our donors as strategic partners, and work closely with them to reach our objectives, and to develop new projects and ways of working.
NORCAP’s main donors:
NORCAP also receives resources from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), UN agencies, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and various others.