Source description last updated: 22 October 2018

In brief: The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian NGO advocating for and promoting the rights of displaced people.

Coverage on
Selected reports (Appeal or News Release/Special or Analytical Report)
Covered quarterly on for countries of priorities A-C.
The NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is covered as a separate source on

“NRC works to protect the rights of displaced and vulnerable people during crisis. Through our programmes we provide assistance to meet immediate humanitarian needs, prevent further displacement and contribute to durable solutions.” (NRC website: NRC Policy, undated, p. 2)

“When NRC has established a Field Operation in a country, we carry out some or all of our six Programme Activities vital for the welfare of displaced persons. These are: Funding:
In addition to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which provided 24 per cent of NRC’s funding in 2017, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the European Commission’s Directorate‑General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) were among the largest donors of NRC. (NRC website: Finances, undated)

Scope of reporting:
Geographic scope: Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America (NRC website: Resources, undated)
Thematic scope: education; food security; shelter; water, sanitation and hygiene; information, counseling and legal assistance; other topics (NRC website: Resources, undated)

The reports, which are often written jointly with other other organisations, are based on quantitative and qualitative research in the field (see, for example, NRC/UN HABITAT/Somalia protection cluster, 12 January 2018, p. 2) including focus group discussions (see, for example, NRC: Assessment of dispute resolution structures and HLP issues in Borno and Adamawa states, north-east Nigeria, March 2018, pp. 16-17).

Language(s) of publications:
English, Norwegian

Further reading / links:
NRC: Annual report 2017, May 2018:

All links accessed 22 October 2018.