An NRC truck waiting for a herd of cows to cross the road.
Photo: Christian Jepsen/NRC


Being open about our funding, and independent and impartial in our work.

We are committed to being open and transparent to our staff, the people we work with, and the public. We are honest about where our funds come from and where they go, and strive to be independent, impartial, and neutral in our work protecting the most vulnerable.

The number of displaced people has reached an all-time high of 100 million. In response, we directly assisted almost 10 million people across 40 countries in 2022.

NRC's total income in 2022 was NOK 7.062 billion, an increase of 24.4 per cent compared to 2021.


Top donors in 2022:

  • The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA) donated 18.3 per cent of our total income.
  • The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) donated 12.7 per cent of our total income.
  • The US Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA, formerly OFDA) donated 9.3 per cent of our total income.
  • The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) donated 7.6 per cent of our total income.
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) donated 7 per cent of our total income.
  • The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) donated 6.6 per cent of our total income.

We also receive regular and one-off donations and pro bono support from private individuals and corporate partners. For more information, visit our partners and donors page.

Our work in 2022

In 2022, thanks to our donors, we reached almost 10 million people across 40 countries. Our programmes concentrated on six activities in the field: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); camp management (now part of protection from violence); education; food security; information, counselling, and legal assistance (ICLA); and shelter.

Number of people assisted per sector of expertise (2022):


Number of people assisted per region (2022):


Transparency and openness

Transparency is a prerequisite for accountability. We are committed to being accountable to all stakeholders. We ensure that the details on how we work, and where our funds go, are accessible and visible.

That’s why we adopted an open information policy, outlining what information we share and how. We strive towards the highest standards of openness.

NRC is a signatory of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), which aims to make information about international aid easier to find, use, and understand. We publish information through IATI on a quarterly basis.

For more information on our open information policy and IATI, please visit our accountability page.