International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Children at an IRC-supported clinic in Aden, Yemen
Yemen Catastrophe

More than 1,200 people have been killed in recent fighting in Yemen and over 300,000 have fled their homes — the newly displaced joining hundreds of thousands of people uprooted by previous waves of conflict.

family inspects earthquake damage in Nepal
Nepal Earthquake

More than 8 million people have been affected by Nepal's worst earthquake in 80 years. The IRC is working with our partner, the Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR), to respond. Photo: Reuters/Adnan Abidi,

Syrian boy collects water from a tap at a refugee camp in northern Iraq

Four years after the outbreak of the Syria conflict, the International Rescue Committee is continuing to provide critical aid to Syrian refugees and Syrians trapped by the violence inside the country. 

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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May 6, 2015 | Blog Post
Last week IRC aid workers were able to get lifesaving drugs and medical supplies through to the only hospital still operating in Aden, the port city in southern Yemen that has been bombarded for more than a month by air strikes on Houthi rebel targets.
May 6, 2015 | Blog Post
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. This year, dedicate Rescue Gifts to the special moms in your life and we’ll send a beautiful eCard with your personal message in minutes.
May 5, 2015 | Blog Post
An IRC education expert talks with children in Nigeria who fled Boko Haram violence about their determination to go back to school. The IRC has been working with teachers and families to create safe classrooms for them.
May 1, 2015 | Blog Post
Even before the current conflict in Yemen, half the country's population lacked clean water.The IRC repaired contaminated wells so that Yemenis in rural areas did not have to trek for hours in search of water that is safe to drink.

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.

IRC in the Press

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.