The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
NRC protects displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across more than 40 countries. We specialise in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
The work of NRC’s office in Geneva is focused on influencing global humanitarian and displacement policies and partnerships.
Our primary targets are the United Nations (UN) agencies, Permanent Missions to the UN, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), international organisations, academics and others. NRC Geneva also manages our engagement with the UN Security Council Member States in New York.
Our policy and partnerships work is directly informed by NRC’s operational experience across the more than 30 countries where we work to ensure that the voices of displaced populations are guiding and influencing key decisions about their futures.
NRC aims to ensure that global diplomacy efforts are directed towards the following:
Coordination is instrumental to advance the humanitarian policy agenda. Building on operational experience, NRC plays a key role in several interagency coordination platforms: