The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. With operations in over 30 countries, NRC employs a wide range of professionals. Their impact is profound. NRC protects displaced people and supports them as they build a new future. NRC started relief efforts after World War Two. Today, NRC works in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. They specialise in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
NRC stands up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. It promotes and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
NRC responds quickly to emergencies. Their expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. NORCAP experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. Around 6,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at the head office in Oslo. Many employees were once themselves fleeing their homes.