The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
Tiril Skarstein (24.05.2016)
Faced with a humanitarian system in crisis, world leaders, donors and humanitarian agencies meeting at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul this week need to deliver real change. Here are five graphs to explain why:
- Record-breaking number of people displaced
As military operations to retake the besieged town of Fallujah continue, thousands of civilian families are trapped in the fighting with no safe route out, the Norwegian Refugee Council warned today. The lock-down for civilians trying to flee continued last night with no more families confirmed to have safely reached out of town. As of Tuesday morning, up to 50,000 civilians are believed to be trapped in Fallujah since military operations began yesterday.
If you ask a child living in conflict what she dreams about, the answer is likely to be “going back to school”. Education is a top priority for children and youth experiencing crisis and displacement. Yet, for years, humanitarians have failed to provide children in war with their basic right to education.
WHO: Mr. Jan Egeland, Norwegian Refugee Council Secretary-General and United Nations special advisor on Syria
WHAT: Press briefing on why aid is failing
WHEN: 10am-10:30am, Tuesday 24 May 2016
WHERE: Press Briefing Room A, Lutfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Center (LKCC), World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, Turkey
The Lake Chad Basin is today’s Africa’s fastest growing displacement crisis with approximately 2.6 million people displaced as a result of Boko Haram related violence. The region is also experiencing acute humanitarian challenges with approximately 9.2 million people in need of urgent assistance.
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A call for expression of interest
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) calls for expressions of interest for conducting a global assessment of how it’s ICLA program implements collaborative dispute resolution methodologies to address housing, land, and property disputes in displacement contexts. The assessment should look at the experience of country offices from 2014-2016, as well as review institutional practice and learning from 2010 until present.
The terms of reference (TOR) are attached below.
The Controller is responsible for giving financial support to selected country offices and managing the financial reporting for 2-3 assigned country programmes in the region. The Controller will be the point of contact for all Finance Managers in the selected Country Offices.
To strengthen the capacity to respond immediately to the needs of our beneficiaries when a crisis occurs, NRC established an Emergency Response Team (ERT) in 2012 consisting of a team of 3. From 2014 we increased the capacity to two teams. The ERTs will be deployed both to support NRC Country Offices in their response to an emergency and to emergencies in countries where NRC has no prior presence. These teams can then be enhanced with emergency roster personnel and national staff, depending on what is needed for the specific emergency.
In our effort to save lives, alleviate suffering and promote durable solutions to displacement NRC has developed six areas of competence: Shelter, Education, Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), WASH, Food Security and Camp Management.
NRC aims to be a reliable and innovative actor at the global level, with a strong focus on quality solutions.
Three million people in north east Nigeria are currently without access to essential services largely due to insecurity. Without access, the needs of large numbers of vulnerable populations remain unaddressed.