Helping people forced to flee

by Norwegian Refugee Council USA
Helping people forced to flee

Project Report | Feb 2, 2022
The power of an identity

By Norwegian Refugee Council | Project Team

Illustration photo by Ingrid Prestetun/NRC
Illustration photo by Ingrid Prestetun/NRC

Legal assistance is one example of how NRC is helping those who are displaced  

When people are forced to flee their homes to escape violence, they often run into challenges related to civil documentation. In the chaos of fleeing, important documents such as passports, ID cards, birth certificates and marriage licences can be destroyed or lost.Individuals forced to flee often find out that not having these documents can have serious consequences that can make them more vulnerable. 

For more than two decades, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has assisted displaced persons to access civil registration and identification documents. Since 2018 alone, NRC assisted approximately more than 600,000 individuals worldwide to register and obtain documents. 

We provide information on rights, procedures and remedies; enable legal advice and representation before government entities; support women’s access to documentation; and, in some contexts, make cash transfers complementing these initiatives. 

NRC also aims to contribute to systemic changes by advocating policy changes and building the capacities of authorities so they can fulfil their obligations. 

The donations we receive from our supporters contribute to real and lasting change for millions of people forced to flee their homes.We make sure that your donations go to those who need it the most.Thank you for helping those who are forced to flee! 


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