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
Ukraine: How we help those affected by conflict survive the winter
The conflict in eastern Ukraine is approaching its fifth year, and hostilities, isolation and depletion of resources continue to affect civilians along the frontlines. During the harsh winter months, they need to find means to buy costly fuel and basic goods, which have tripled in price in recent years.
Restoring hope to recover after Cyclone Sagar
In May 2018, Cyclone Sagar stormed across the Gulf of Aden and made landfall in Somaliland, disrupting the lives of over 670,000 people. Six months later, efforts to restore livelihoods are finally starting to show results.
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.