When disaster hits, an entire town of people can flee their homes in a matter of days. That’s why our emergency specialists, and our standby roster of experts NORCAP, deploy whenever crisis strikes. We come equipped, sometimes working 24/7, to offer lifelines that help families get back on their feet.
The displaced people we work with are strong, dignified and resourceful. Most are able and willing to fend for themselves. But sometimes, when a person has lost everything, it can be hard to retain a sense of dignity and confidence. We work with them to make sure that the support they and their families receive is adjusted to their particular needs.
From supporting a father in finding employment to helping a child overcome trauma, we stand behind displaced people. We help them find safety and hope in their new situation, no matter their age, gender, religious or political beliefs, or disabilities.
As they leave behind everything familiar, many displaced people find themselves denied justice. With our advice, they inform themselves. We guide them as they claim their right to a safe home, obtain the documents to prove their identity, and pursue their right to work.
When a child witnesses terrible events, it’s not easy to help her cope. But we find ways to guide her forward. With our education, vocational training and community activities, children and youth can learn and play. Adults can socialise, recover, and earn a living. They have safe places where they can get back on their feet.
They seize their futures. And we provide them with the mental, physical, and legal tools they need on their way.
A year in review: 2016
In 2016 our seasoned teams were on the frontlines of humanitarian assistance, doing everything they could to help those searching for safety. We reached 6.8 million people across 31 countries in crisis. Learn more about NRC.