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The organisation

DRC Danish Refugee Council is a private humanitarian organisation, founded in 1956.

The General Secretariat and the Executive Management Team

The executive management team of the Danish Refugee Council and the Secretary General are responsible for running DRC's daily affairs. The Secretary General is appointed by the Board of Directors.

Secretary General

Executive Directors

Nirvana Shawky



Executive Director Partnerships, Advocacy & External Relations

Member organisations, the Council and the Board of Directors

Danish Refugee Council is an umbrella organisation, including member organisations and volunteer groups. National or humanitarian organisations are eligible for the Danish Refugee Council. However, all member organisations must be non-political.

See list of member organisations 

The Council is the supreme authority of Danish Refugee Council. The Council includes the following:

  • Up to three representatives of each member organisation
  • Six representatives from volunteer groups cooperating with DRC in Denmark
  • The Board of Directors members

See annual meetings of the council

The  Board of Directors has the overall responsibility for the overall management of the Danish Refugee Council. The chairperson of the Board of Directors is appointed by the Council.

Read about the Board of Directors and the meetings in 2024

The Board of Directors was previously called the Executive Committee. You can also see minutes from these meetings from 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020.

Find statutes in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Danish.

DRC Danish Refugee Council´s statutes

Certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard

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