International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Liberian family

IRC health teams in Sierra Leone and Liberia are supporting global efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

A Syrian woman living as a refugee in Jordan
Syrian women speak out

Three years into the conflict in Syria, a new International Rescue Committee report reveals the challenges Syrian women and girls face, and brings their voices to the world.

Two children whose families fled Islamic State militants in Iraq
Crisis in Iraq

More than 2 million people inside Iraq have been uprooted by violent conflict. The IRC is providing clean water, medicine, protection services and emergency financial assistance to displaced families as well as vulnerable locals.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Our Impact


The Latest

September 29, 2014 | Blog Post
Today is the inauguration of the new president of Afghanistan. IRC country director in Afghanistan Allen Greenway writes about the need for the new government to maintain their investment in the country's future.
September 29, 2014 | Blog Post
The IRC's new report evaluates the positive social and economic impact of emergency cash for refugees living in Lebanon.
September 26, 2014 | Blog Post
Bayakous are the men in Haiti who empty pit latrines for a living without benefit of health and safety standards, the protection of the law, or even fixed prices. Here is their story.
September 25, 2014 | Blog Post
Women and girls fleeing Syria bear the brunt of the more than three-year conflict, yet their needs are often overlooked, and their voices lost. The IRC has been working to make sure they can quickly and safely access emergency supplies, medical care, counseling and other social services. Take a look at our work in photos.

Voices for the IRC

Acclaimed opera star Danielle de Niese has teamed up with the International Rescue Committee to raise awareness of the needs of refugees and other people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. 

In Focus

President’s News & Notes: From David Miliband

Updates from IRC President David Miliband and his perspective on our lifesaving work around the world.