The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation which provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.
The majority of our more than 4000 staff members are national employees in NRC’s projects in over 20 countries in Africa, Asia, America and Europe.
NRC in Ethiopia:
The NRC Ethiopia programme was established in June 2011 to assist Somali refugees in Dollo Ado and Eritrean refugees in Shire. NRC responded to the 2011 emergency in Dollo Ado with more than 6,700 family size emergency tents. NRC quickly became a leading shelter agency in Ethiopia and designed the government approved transitional shelter for Dollo Ado beneficiaries.
NRC is improving living conditions of refugees in the selected camps through the provision of Shelter and Education (Youth Education Pack & Alternative Basic Education), while continuing to explore other relevant core competencies in line with emerging needs for refugees. NRC mainstreams gender and protection throughout all programme activities, and is an active, evidence based advocate with a view to enhance the situation of NRC’s target groups.