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The DRC Danish Refugee Council (DRC) was founded in 1956 and has since provided support to asylum seekers and refugees in Denmark. Today, the DRC is the largest NGO in Denmark providing counselling, support and services for asylum applicants, refugees, and migrants in relation to protection and integration. Across the country, the DRC collaborates closely with other civil society actors, public authorities, and diaspora communities.

20 Dec 2023

Statement on EU Pact on Asylum and Migration: A wasted opportunity for a more balanced and humane approach.

01 Sep 2023

Former DRC Secretary General Arne Piel Christensen has passed away

27 Jul 2023

New graduates ready to join DRC demining efforts

21 Jun 2023

Press Release: In 2022 DRC reached more than 19 million people with crucial assistance

21 Jun 2023

Safe Migration Information is critical for Ukrainians on the move

28 Mar 2023

New Executive Director for Finance, Risk, and Supply Chain

Displacement trends

Source: | UNHCR

Core sectors Denmark

Protection
Economic Recovery
Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding
Shelter and Settlements
Camp Coordination and Camp Management

Displacement Trends

Definitions

EDPs: Refugees under UNHCR’s mandate

IDPs: Internally displaced persons

Asylum seekers: People whose claims for refugee status have not yet been determined

Stateless: People not considered as nationals by any State

HST: People living in Host Communities

OIP: Others in need of International Protection

OOC: Others of Concern

Source: UNHCR

See definitions here

DocumentsAll Documents

Annual collection reports

06 Jun 2024

Infographics: DRC Ukraine Crisis Response and a Summary of Achievements in Europe 2022-23

16 Mar 2023

Ukraine - One year of war: Report on DRC's crisis response

10 Mar 2023

DRC Afghanistan Conference Report

28 Nov 2022

Evading responsibility for refugee protection

01 Nov 2022

Dashboards | Ukraine crisis response

01 Sep 2022

Why we are there

The DRC Danish Refugee Council (DRC) works to ensure a dignified life for asylum seekers and refugees in Denmark. Through legal aid activities, the DRC has an active role in the Danish asylum procedure to ensure the rights of asylum seekers and refugees.

The DRC also contributes to successful reception of newly arrived refugees and integration of the many refugees and persons with minority-ethnic backgrounds who have been in Denmark for a long time 

Based on the experience working with asylum seekers and refugees, the DRC advocates for the rights and conditions of refugees related to their arrival and integration in Denmark. 

What we do

The DRC Danish Refugee Council (DRC) consists of two divisions in Denmark, DRC Asylum and DRC Integration, which work across the country to support the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. 

DRC Asylum

In Denmark, DRC Asylum offers legal aid to asylum seekers and refugees.  

We provide counselling throughout the asylum procedure as well as on the possibilities for rejected asylum seekers in relation to the legal aspects of their asylum cases, the return process and the possibility for reintegration support. We also provide counselling on repatriation for refugees and migrants with residence in Denmark. 

Through the counselling activities, DRC gains knowledge that is used to advocate for improved enforcement of the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. 

Read more about DRC Asylum 

DRC Integration

In Denmark, DRC Integration offers integrations services, counselling, analyses, training, conferences and courses for professionals and volunteers working with refugees and migrants.  

The DRC is the leading NGO in Denmark working with integration of refugees and migrants. With 80 employees and 6,500 volunteers, DRC Integration is responsible for professional networks servicing municipalities, regions, ministries, institutions, private companies, and the voluntary sector. 

A dignified life for all is the overall vision for our integration activities. Hence, we support and enable refugees and migrants to be part of a community and to enjoy equal rights and opportunities. We see language proficiency, employment, participation in civil society, and an inclusive society as pivotal for the quality of life, empowerment and future possibilities of refugees and migrants. 

DRC Integration consists of the following sections: 

Read more about DRC Integration

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