People reached in 2020
A total of
people benefitted from our shelter and settlements work
Our expertise in shelter and settlements
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) provides physical safety, an identity and a foundation for recovery through its shelter and settlement programming. Working hand-in-hand with other NRC activities in the field through an integrated approach, we aim to create homes and build communities to protect people from the risks of displacement and enable them to live in dignity.
We believe that reaching our collective impact of protection and dignity is a process. This starts with saving lives by facilitating access to temporary shelter during the emergency phase, and continues even in protracted displacement, and for durable solutions. The shelter and settlements response is based on learning from displaced people what makes a shelter a home and how to transform a settlement into a community.
For more information, please see our Global Shelter and Settlements Core Competency Strategy, 2019–2022.
Yemen: All-time high cost of living driving families to despair
Yemen’s skyrocketing inflation is driving families to further cut down on their meals, edging them closer to hunger and malnutrition.
Violence impacts over 700,000 children due to school closures in Cameroon
Attacks against education and killings, kidnappings and harassment of students and teachers, are forcing schools to close and pushing vulnerable children further to the margins.
Sidi Khalifa Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment Report
Little to no assistance has been provided by international organisations or local civil society organisations to residents in Sidi Khalifa- The town was selected for a multi-sectoral needs assessment as part of wider efforts to highlight needs in hard-to-reach and underserved areas across Libya.