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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.

Syrian boy collects water from a tap at a refugee 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. 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

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September 16, 2014 | Blog Post
A group of 15 young Syrian women decided to have the "difficult talk" with their husbands through a social therapy workshop organized together with the IRC and Lebanese performer and social therapist Sabine Choucair.
September 15, 2014 | Blog Post
Today the International Rescue Committee welcomed the deployment of 7,500 United Nations peacekeepers to the Central African Republic (CAR), where brutal sectarian violence has killed thousands of people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
September 15, 2014 | Blog Post
Acclaimed opera singer Danielle de Niese recently traveled to Tanzania to visit IRC child-protection programs in that country. The grand finale of Danielle’s visit was her performance at Nyaragusu for the camp’s youth.
September 12, 2014 | Blog Post
Helen Dekorne, an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer with the IRC in Baltimore, reflects on her year matching refugees who fled war and persecution with local volunteers who are helping them adjust to new lives in the United States.




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. 

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President’s News & Notes: From David Miliband

Updates from IRC President David Miliband and his perspective on our lifesaving work around the world.