Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council
Acronym: DRC
Founding Year: 1956
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The Danish Refugee Council

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organziation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.

DRC globally fulfills its mandate by providing durable solutions to conflict-affected populations around the world, and by advocating on behalf of refugees, internally displaced populations and host communities. We define “durable solutions” as the means by which the situation of refugees can be permanently enhanced, enabling them to live dignified lives. Durable solutions can be voluntary repatriation, local integration, or resettlement.

DRC provides assistance in an impartial, inclusive and neutral manner, on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration, and adhering to the Code of Conduct of the Red Cross and Red Crescent socities.


The Danish Refugee Council in Lebanon

The Danish Refugee Council has been operating in Lebanon since September 2004. The focus of the organization has shifted over time as the country’s needs changed.

DRC’s main focus in Lebanon in 2013 has been on providing emergency assistance to refugees from Syria, and on developing the capacities of hosting communities across Lebanon.The emergency response program focuses on four sectors of intervention: Protection, Direct Assistance, Shelter/Community Center Management, and Community Development.

In parallel, the organization’s Development Programme works with Migrant Domestic
Workers and Women at Risk.

Office location: Eighth Floor 140 Freiha building , Mar Mitr
Area: Ashrafieh
City: Beirut
Additional directions: Facing Saint Demetrius Church
Contact information
Tel: (+961) 1 339052 / 3 or (+961) 1 203476 /7/8/9
Fax: (+961) 1 339052
Contact person
Olivier Beucher
Country Director
+961 (0)1 736 987