International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Ebola health worker
Ebola Crisis

The IRC is expanding its fight against Ebola, pioneering a first-of-its-kind electronic health records system to help improve patient care and provide critical information for the Ebola response. 

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

December 25, 2014 | Blog Post
Syrian refugee kids in Zaatari camp, Jordan, create “postcards of hope” during an art therapy workshop, one of many the IRC has organized for women, teenagers and children in northern Jordan.
December 24, 2014 | Blog Post
On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake and tsunami racked the shores of South Asian countries with great force. Indonesia’s Aceh Province was one of the areas hit hardest by the tsunami. Take a look back at the IRC's emergency response in photos.
December 24, 2014 | Blog Post
Meet John Okech from Kenya, one of the many people working with the IRC in Sierra Leone to end Ebola.
December 23, 2014 | Blog Post
The IRC is honored to be the philanthropic partner for New Year’s Eve 2015 in New York City's Times Square. We're partnering with the biggest celebration in the world to raise awareness of the plight of displaced people around the world.

Voices for the IRC

Model Nykhor Paul joins the IRC to raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. In August 2014, Nykhor visited two camps in the Gambella region of Ethiopia where thousands of South Sudanese refugees have sought shelter from ongoing violence in the country. 

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.