International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Ebola health worker
Ebola Crisis

The IRC is expanding its fight against Ebola, pioneering a first-of-its-kind electronic health records system to help improve patient care and provide critical information for the Ebola response. 

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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December 19, 2014 | Blog Post
The IRC is honored to be the philanthropic partner for New Year’s Eve 2015 in New York City's Times Square. We're partnering with the biggest celebration in the world to raise awareness of the plight of displaced people around the world.
December 19, 2014 | Blog Post
In an online feature produced by the Financial Times, refugee families living in Maryland share their journeys, struggles and dreams as they make a new home in America.
December 17, 2014 | Blog Post
Once the epicenter of the epidemic, Lofa County in northern Liberia has not seen a single reported case of Ebola in over 21 days. In this video, IRC child health specialist Abigail McDaniel asks the question: Have we reached a post-Ebola situation in some of these areas?
December 17, 2014 | Press Release
Today’s decision by the Security Council to renew resolution 2165 is an essential one. The resolution has secured some more aid for the long-suffering Syrian people, but their needs are growing faster than the aid is arriving.

Voices for the IRC

Model Nykhor Paul joins the IRC to raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. In August 2014, Nykhor visited two camps in the Gambella region of Ethiopia where thousands of South Sudanese refugees have sought shelter from ongoing violence in the country. 

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.