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Emmanuel Boyah, the IRC's health manager in Liberia's hard-hit Lofa County, cond
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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October 17, 2014 | Blog Post
On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we share a story about Mekonnen Tareka, a Eritrean refugee aspiring to become a business owner.
October 17, 2014 | Blog Post
On this day in 1933, Albert Einstein, father of modern physics and founder of the IRC, arrived in the United States after fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany. Learn more about Einstein and the IRC's beginnings.
October 17, 2014 | Blog Post
The IRC welcomes the award of full citizenship to Burundian refugees who fled to Tanzania in 1972. The IRC has been working with in Tanzania for over 20 years, providing education, health services and other support to the refugees.
October 14, 2014 | Blog Post
Six months after the abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants raised the global rallying cry "bring back our girls," most of those kidnapped remain missing. Learn how the IRC is helping Nigerians fleeing violence.

Voices for the IRC

English actress Romola Garai has joined forces with the International Rescue Committee helping raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. 

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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.