Danish Refugee Council ranked third on list of the world’s best NGOs

Global_Genevas exclusive Top 500 list of the world's NGOs has just been published and the Danish Refugee Council has been ranked in third place. 1,800 NGOs has taken part and 500 are placed on the list.

Danish Refugee Council occupies third place in the Geneva-based Global_Geneva's list of the world's best NGOs. The candidates were selected among 1,800 organizations worldwide.

"This is the third time in a row, we are in the top ten on the list. It is a clear recognition of our assistance to refugees and displaced persons in 36 of the world's worst conflict zones, such as Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and Somalia. It is clear that it is difficult to compare NGOs across sectors, but it is a big pat on the back and with the extensive documentation supporting the selection, we are very proud of our position at the list," says Andreas Kamm, Secretary General at the Danish Refugee Council.

On the latest list, Danish Refugee Council was number four across sectors, but topped the humanitarian list that does not exist anymore. Therefore, it is a step up the ranks, and for an organization dealing with the world's largest humanitarian crises; Iraq, Syria, South Sudan and CAR, it is a recognition of the pivotal humanitarian work worldwide.

"We are in an unprecedented refugee crisis worldwide, and the expansion of DRC operations in recent years corresponds directly with this grave situation. However, it is our ability to constantly develop our programs and operations and adapt to the many new and complex crises, which are now being recognized. A recognition; I instantly pass on to our 6,000 employees in the world's hotspots, each and every day working hard to help refugees and displaced persons," says Andreas Kamm.

Global_Geneva describes the Danish Refugee Council as: The Complete Game.

"We are there; internationally from the acute emergency phase to reconstruction and durable solutions. In Denmark we are there from the asylum-seeking phase through integration and repatriation - when refugees wish to return. We see this third place ranking as a confirmation of our commitment at international, European and national level," says Andreas Kamm.

Danish Refugee Council is the largest Danish humanitarian NGO. Danish Refugee Council works in 36 hotspots around the world with more than 6,000 employees. Danish Refugee Council helps 2.5 million refugees and displaced persons with direct help each year. Danish Refugee Council's ability to effectively build refugee camps, buy and distribute food as well as quickly and efficiently move out when the need arises, have made organization to one of the UN's preferred partners.

For more information about the rankings, selection method: http://www.top500ngos.net/