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Liberian family
HELP STOP DEADLY EBOLA

IRC health teams in Sierra Leone and Liberia are supporting global efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

Iraqi girl who fled violence and found shelter in a football stadium
Crisis builds in Iraq

More than 2 million people inside Iraq have been uprooted by violent conflict. The IRC is providing clean water, medicine, protection services and emergency financial assistance to the displaced as well as vulnerable locals.

Young Syrian refugees in a camp in northern Iraq
SYRIA CONFLICT

More than 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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August 28, 2014 | Blog Post
As the school year starts, hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqi children will not be able to attend classes—a staggering 850,000 children in the Kurdistan region of Iraq alone. While the Kurdistan Regional Government has postponed the school year by a month, the crisis, initiated in June by militants of the Islamic State, has no end in sight.
August 27, 2014 | Blog Post
In South Sudan, close to 4 million people face starvation and 50,000 children are at risk of dying by the end of the year. In response, the International Rescue Committee is providing around-the-clock lifesaving nutritional support for children, emergency health care, clean water, sanitation services and other critical aid.
August 27, 2014 | Blog Post
Sulayman from Tel Azair village near Sinjar town, fled into the Sinjar mountain with his wife and eight children. His youngest is only 10 months. They spent a total of 8 days in the mountain before they were able to find their way to the Syrian border.
August 25, 2014 | Blog Post
Five years ago today we lost a public servant who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable people: U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy. Read the IRC's 2009 tribute to Senator Kennedy.




Voices for the IRC

Acclaimed opera star Danielle de Niese has teamed up with the International Rescue Committee to raise awareness of the needs of refugees and other people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. 

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.