International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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A Burundian family seeking refuge in Tanzania
Refugees Stranded

As a violent political crisis drives thousands of Burundians to Tanzania, IRC teams are working to meet the refugees' urgent needs. Some 50,000 people are stranded in a tiny Tanzanian fishing village hit by cholera and other diseases.

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 21, 2015 | Blog Post
In Nigeria and Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of people fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency that has plagued the region. Get updates from Niger country director Matias Meier and other IRC aid workers.
May 21, 2015 | Press Release
The IRC welcomes this week’s decision by the governments of Malaysia and Indonesia to provide humanitarian assistance to Bangladeshi and Burmese refugees and migrants who have sought shelter on their shores.
May 19, 2015 | Blog Post
As violence continues in Burundi following a contested presidential reelection bid, over 111,000 people − most of them women and children − have fled to neighboring countries. Get updates from IRC aid workers responding to the crisis.
May 15, 2015 | Blog Post
As Nepal struggles to recover from the devastation of two major earthquakes in less than a month, aid workers from IRC partner AAR are getting food and vital supplies through to thousands of survivors in remote mountain villages.

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.