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IRC mourns the loss of two staff members killed in South Sudan.
Two IRC staff killed

The International Rescue Committee confirms with great sadness that two South Sudanese members of our staff were killed last Thursday in the horrific attack on a U.N. base in the town of Bor.

South Sudan Crisis
Displaced and Starving

Ethnic conflict in South Sudan has killed thousands and left millions at risk of starvation. The IRC’s Peter Biro visited the town of Ganyliel where many families have fled the fighting—and are now reduced to eating water lilies to survive.

IRC aid worker with Syrian refugees in a camp in northern Iraq

Three years after the outbreak of the Syria conflict, the IRC continues to provide support to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees as well as Syrians inside their war-torn 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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The Latest

April 23, 2014 | Blog Post
In five months of violence nearly 1 million people have been displaced within South Sudan. 300,000 have been made refugees in neighboring countries. Get updates from IRC aid workers and others who are responding to and reporting on the crisis.
April 17, 2014 | Blog Post
Acclaimed photojournalist Lynsey Addario shows through photos and video how women in Congo are defying the odds to become powerful agents for change in their communities.
April 16, 2014 | Blog Post
The looming date of Tax Day is cause for anxiety and procrastination for many people living and working in the United States. For several refugees and asylees in the Oakland, Calif., area, however, they were able to breathe a sigh of relief thanks to the help of a college professor and some of his students.
April 16, 2014 | Blog Post
As the sun sets behind the steep mountains rising above this small community, a group of women gather in a small, barely lit hut. They have just finished a long day at work and sit talking among themselves as they wait for the monthly meeting of the Mother Support Group to begin.

Voices for the IRC

Sarah Wayne Callies, star of "The Walking Dead," "Prison Break" and the upcoming Warner Brothers film "Into The Storm," is a long-time supporter of the International Rescue Committee.  Sarah says she is impressed by the bravery, dedication and generosity of those she's met on her visits to IRC programs in Thailand, Jordan, Iraq and the United States. 

IRC in the Press

April 23, 2014 | Amanpour - CNN
April 4, 2014 | Foreign Policy

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.