International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Ebola Crisis

The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to combat the spread of Ebola since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March. Get the latest updates from the front lines of the humanitarian 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.

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November 20, 2014 | Blog Post
Showing parents alternatives to harshly disciplining their children can reduce physical and verbal punishments by up to 56 percent, and can lead to better relationships and less conflict within families and communities, according to two IRC studies released today.
November 19, 2014 | Blog Post
One year ago, Typhoon Haiyan swept away almost all of the boats and fishing equipment Nicanor Fernandez and others in his village relied on for food and income. Learn how the IRC helped them rebuild their way of life.
November 18, 2014 | Blog Post
The IRC's new documentary film, "Escaping Syria," shows the daily struggle of four Syrian families living in Iraq’s largest refugee camp, Domiz and one of Lebanon’s poorest regions, Akkar.
November 17, 2014 | Blog Post
The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation has awarded the IRC New Roots Program with a $500,000 grant to support resettled refugees with community gardening, nutrition education and small-business farming.

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. 

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President’s News & Notes: From David Miliband

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