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.

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The Latest

December 23, 2014 | Blog Post
The IRC is proud to be the philanthropic partner for New Years in Times Square. President David Miliband will lower the ceremonial ball to raise awareness for displaced people. Follow the preparations and find out how you can participate.
December 22, 2014 | Blog Post
For the first time since World War II, humanitarian organizations like the IRC are responding to four simultaneous emergencies. Here’s a look at some of this year’s worst humanitarian crises, by the numbers.
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.

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.