International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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A Syrian woman living as a refugee in Jordan
Syrian women speak out

Three years into the conflict in Syria, a new International Rescue Committee report reveals the challenges Syrian women and girls face, and brings their voices to the world.

Iraqi Yezidi family who fled to Syria
Crisis 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 displaced families as well as vulnerable locals.

Liberian family

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

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.

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

September 22, 2014 | Press Release
Ashraf Ghani, announced today as the new president of Afghanistan, faces an immediate challenge to get emergency relief to Afghans in desperate need, but this will only be possible if the international community fully commits to funding the aid, says the International Rescue Committee.
September 22, 2014 | Blog Post
Refugee youth from Syria created a series of short animations during a film workshop organized by the International Rescue Committee in Jordan aimed at raising awareness about violence and discrimination.
September 20, 2014 | Blog Post
For Syrian refugees like Zaeemah, daily life is a desperate struggle. The IRC's new report sheds light on the chronic abuse and harassment experienced by Syrian women and girls over the past three years inside their homes and communities.
September 19, 2014 | Blog Post
Weekly Rescue Roundups highlight recent stories, photos, videos and commentary by the International Rescue Committee and its experts.

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. 

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.