The Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) is a Finland-based international non-governmental organization with no political or religious affiliations. For nearly 60 years FRC has been securing the rights of refugees and supports the new beginnings and resilience of the forcibly displaced and conflict-affected communities in different countries.
Currently, FRC has programmes in Myanmar, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Finland.
Finnish Refugee Council is the official communication and liaison partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Finland.
In order to successfully implement our work, we continuously develop our expertise-based and focused way of working and follow good governance. Our work is enabled by a comprehensive and well-functioning cooperation network.
Sustainability and equality
Responsibility and expertise
The most important resource of the Finnish Refugee Council is its professional staff. The Finnish Refugee Council is an equal employer with a very diverse staff working in Finland and in the international operations. The staff of the country offices is hired locally, with the exception of the Country Directors.
In the end of 2022, the total number of personnel was 248, of whom 41 were employed in Finland and 207 abroad.
In 2022, the total funding of the Finnish Refugee Council was a little under EUR 7 million. The Finnish Refugee Council aims to broaden its financial base and continuously improves the efficiency, transparency and risk management of its administration.
Read more about our activities from our Annual Report.
The European Commission has awarded the Finnish Refugee Council with the certificate for EU humanitarian partnership covering 2021–2027. Read the certificate here.