The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian non-governmental organization which provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. NRC promotes and protects the rights of people who have been forced to flee their countries, or their homes within their countries. It is the only Norwegian organization that specializes in international efforts aimed at this target group. The majority of our approximately 2600 staff members are national employees in NRCs projects in around 20 countries in Africa, Asia, America and Europe. All our projects are run from a small and efficient administration in Oslo. NRC was established in 1946 under the name Aid to Europe, to assist refugees in Europe after World War II. Today NRC is organized as an independent, private foundation. We cooperate closely with the UN and other organizations, around the world as well as in Norway.