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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.

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.

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The Latest

September 30, 2014 | Blog Post
Watch as young Syrian refugees living in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan use stop-motion animation as a tool for self-expression.
September 30, 2014 | Blog Post
In the fight against the deadliest outbreak of Ebola the world has ever seen, tracking the disease is vital to stopping it. This is how it works.
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.

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.