Read caption His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited NRC in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan in 2014. In the photo are NRC Country Director Petr Kostohryz (left), The Crown Prince and NRC Regional Director Carsten Hansen. Photo:Alisa Reznick/NRC

Crown Prince becomes patron of the Norwegian Refugee Council

Published 01. Mar 2017
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has become a patron of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), supporting the organisation’s work to protect the rights of people forced to flee.

“We are very grateful for the Crown Prince’s patronage. We see it as a valuable acknowledgement of our work to support people displaced by war, conflict and disaster,” said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Jan Egeland. 

Royal patronage serves to raise public awareness of an organisation or a specific event that supports a worthy cause.

“His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon shares the Norwegian Refugee Council’s commitment for youth and the importance of creating an inclusive society where every human’s dignity is preserved. These are values we bring with us into our humanitarian work, where we strive to provide education and new opportunities for youth affected by conflict, creating hope for the future,” said Egeland. 

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. The organization works in both new and protracted crises across 30 countries, providing food assistance, clean water, shelter, legal aid and education to people in need.

The Crown Prince met with the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Secretary General today at The Royal Palace in Oslo to discuss the patronage.

Facts:
  • The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
  • NRC works in both new and protracted crises across 30 countries, including in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Afghanistan and Colombia.
  • The organization employs some 5,000 staff worldwide.  
  • Royal patronage serves to raise public awareness of an organisation or a specific event that supports a worthy cause.

 

Read caption The Crown Prince met with the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Secretary General today at The Royal Palace in Oslo. From left: NRC's Secretary General Jan Egeland, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, NRC's Director of External Relations Harriet Rudd and NRC Chairman of the Board Idar Kreutzer. Photo: Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen/The Royal Court


For more information about the patronage go to  
http://www.royalcourt.no/artikkel.html?tid=28794&sek=28620

For more information about the Norwegian Refugee Council go to www.nrc.no

 

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