NRC wants to be more creative and effective in helping the displaced people we serve. Our projects weave together the inventiveness of our staff, our partners and the displaced persons themselves.
In Eritrea, refugees power their school computers with the sun. In Ethiopia, they heat their homes with biogas fuel.
From biometric registration to Wi-Fi in schools, we encourage constant, forward thinking.
Cash and vouchers
We want to give displaced people more choice when it comes to their needs, and a sense of dignity after trauma. We integrate cash and vouchers into all of our core activities.
Read more about our cash and vouchers programmes.
Displaced people know best what they need for their everyday lives. Often, these men, women, boys and girls are the most innovative in creating solutions to common problems.
We want to preserve the environment and recycle resources where we can. Alternative fuels pave the way.
Innovation in the field
Beekeeping saves lives
Saleh Ozloq from Al-Fanh, Sakin Wuais, in Khanfar District is one of the beneficiaries of a beekeeping project that is supported under NRC's livelihood programme in Abyan. He can tell about a rapid development of the business.
A look into Zaatari camp during winter
Mohammad, a Syrian refugee, resident in Zaatari camp in Jordan, sells hot beans on a cart in the main market street as the first winter rain begins to fall.
Innovation in Dadaab
Refugees and host communities living in Dadaab refugee camp are finding creative and innovative ways to improve their living conditions.