International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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A Burundian family seeking refuge in Tanzania
Burundi Crisis

Over the past few weeks, tens of thousands of Burundians have fled a violent political crisis in their country. IRC teams are with the refugees on each leg of their journey, providing medical care and other lifesaving support. 

AAR aid workers deliver rice, emergency supplies to Nepal earthquake survivors
Nepal Earthquakes

After Nepal's worst disaster in 80 years, thousands of earthquake victims are receiving food, blankets, shelter materials and other essentials from the IRC’s partner organization, AAR Japan. 


Annual Report

From Syria to Liberia: Responding to emergencies across the globe and helping victims of conflict survive, recover and gain control of their future

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

May 27, 2015 | Blog Post
Today IRC President and CEO David Miliband delivered the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. The speech underscored what Miliband described as the vital importance of reinventing humanitarian affairs and foreign policy in a world of increasingly complex humanitarian crises.
May 26, 2015 | Blog Post
Nearly 55,000 people have fled Ramadi since militants overran the city, 75 miles from Baghdad, earlier this month. The IRC is concerned that indiscriminate security measures are preventing many of them from reaching safety.
May 26, 2015 | Blog Post
As a bloody civil war in South Sudan keeps farmers from planting crops and aid from reaching people in need, as many as 4.6 million people will face severe food shortages in the next few months. Thousands of children could suffer acute malnutrition.
May 26, 2015 | Blog Post
Exactly one year ago, the first cases of Ebola were reported in Sierra Leone. Laura Miller, with the IRC team there fighting the outbreak, reflects on how much has changed in the course of the year as the country battles the highly contagious virus.

Voices for the IRC

Jazz saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman is a two-time Grammy Award nominee. This year Josh traveled to remote areas of Myanmar where he saw firsthand how the International Rescue Committee provides health services to the most vulnerable.

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.