Founded in 1956, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is Denmark’s largest, and a leading international NGO - one of the few with a specific expertise in forced displacement. In 40 countries 9,000 employees protect, advocate and build sustainable futures for refugees and other displacement affected people and communities. DRC works during displacement at all stages: In the acute crisis, in exile, when settling and integrating in a new place, or upon return. DRC provides protection and life-saving humanitarian assistance. DRC supports displaced persons in becoming self-reliant and included into hosting societies. DRC works with civil society and responsible authorities to promote protection of rights and peaceful coexistence. Our 7,500 volunteers in Denmark make an invaluable difference in integration activities throughout the country.
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private humanitarian organisation, founded in 1956.
The Danish Refugee Council's (DRC) Code of Conduct contains the values and rules that DRC and its staff shall act by to uphold and safe-guard the necessary standards of conduct and to avoid misconduct.
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has maintained certification under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) since 2017.
The European Commission has decided to award this Certificate to Danish Refugee Council as a result of the positive assessment of the application submitted. Thanks to this certificate Danish Refugee Council is eligible and suitable to be awarded EU funding for the implementation of humanitarian aid actions. The Certificate defines the rights and obligations of Danish Refugee Council when it enters into a grant agreement and specifies the rules governing Union-funded humanitarian aid actions.
The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals give us a global plan for a sustainable future, both economically, environmentally and not least socially. Refugees and displaced people are today among those furthest behind when it comes to achieving the goals. This is something that we in the Danish Refugee Council's (DRC) want to change.
The story of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) begins in 1956 with a few concerned people opening their arms and working together to welcome Hungarian refugees to Denmark.
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) publish various annual reports every year. See the latest ones here.
In compliance with international standards all international tenders are as a minimum published in relevant local media and at least one EU or international media as appropriate. Only when relevant will the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) international tenders be announced here. When published, tender documents can be downloaded directly from this site or by contacting the responsible DRC office indicated in the tender notice.
A wide range of institutional donors, partners and private foundations support our work, including: