People reached in 2019
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
Relief operation under way after huge fire in Cox’s Bazar
After fire ravaged large parts of Cox’s Bazar refugee complex, the relief operation has begun. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is present on the ground, providing vital assistance to the thousands of families who are currently homeless and in desperate need.
The world’s largest refugee camp is on fire
A fire has broken out in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh. The camp is home to over 600,000 people who live in crowded conditions.
Hundreds of thousands still waiting for humanitarian aid in Honduras and Guatemala
More than four weeks since tropical storms Eta and Iota devastated Honduras and Guatemala, more than 400,000 people remain in temporary shelters, while thousands are living on the streets in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
Covid-19: Concerns and needs of Syrian refugees in Informal Tented Settlements in Lebanon
Refugees across the world are at increased risk of contracting the disease due to the overcrowded context in which they often live, combined with poor access to basic services, which challenges people’s ability to apply public health measures such as social distancing, self-isolation and proper hand hygiene practices.
Ukraine: a humanitarian roadmap - key messages
A Humanitarian roadmap featuring 10 major humanitarian consequences of the armed conﬂict in the East of Ukraine and 10 things the duty-bearers can do to improve the lives of 5.2 million Ukrainians in Donbas.