International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Displaced South Sudanese family outside a tent shelter
South Sudan Crisis

As the crisis in South Sudan escalates, the IRC continues to ramp up its emergency response inside South Sudan and assist refugees in neighboring Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

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. 





A Congolese girl tries on the role of radio journalist
Vision Not Victim

In many parts of the world, girls reach adulthood without ever being asked about their dreams. The IRC's Vision Not Victim project enabled girls in Congo to share their ambitions and create change in their lives and communities.

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

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.
April 14, 2014 | Blog Post
After three years of fragile peace, renewed ethnic conflict and food shortages in South Sudan are conspiring to create a new humanitarian catastrophe. IRC's Peter Biro visits the town of Ganyliel where displaced families are now forced to survive on grass, roots, and water lilies.
April 15, 2014 | Blog Post
What’s difficult when it comes to understanding conflict in Syria is actually listening: taking the time to understand not just what we want to hear, but what refugees want to express, how they understand things, and what they aspire to. That’s true even for those working directly on the front lines.
April 14, 2014 | Blog Post
At work in more than 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, the IRC helps millions of people each year to survive and rebuild their lives. Watch our new video to learn how we help.

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

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.