International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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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

Syrian child at a refugee camp in northern Jordan
Syria crisis, four years on

As the war in Syria hits its 4-year mark, stand with the International Rescue Committee and our partners in the #withSyria campaign by urging world leaders to recognize the gravity of this crisis today.

IRC staff in an Ebola isolation unit in Sierra Leone
Ebola Crisis

The International Rescue Committee has been at the forefront of the fight to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March 2014.

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 1, 2015 | Blog Post
Most Syrian refugees in Lebanon can’t afford rent, to buy food and fuel, or pay for schooling for their children. The IRC provides cash assistance, accessed through reloadable debit cards, to thousands of the most vulnerable.
March 31, 2015 | Blog Post
The IRC has been forced to temporarily suspend its programs in the country, but is looking at ways to meet new emergency needs.
March 31, 2015 | Blog Post
Some 60,000 unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America crossed the U.S. border last summer. The IRC joined the effort to ensure that they were treated humanely and their rights protected.
March 30, 2015 | Blog Post
Alpha Tamba, a physician assistant from the village of Gbandu in Liberia, joined the fight against Ebola through a local IRC partner organization, Pentecostal Mission Unlimited–Liberia.

Voices for the IRC

Morena Baccarin, star of “Homeland,” “Gotham,” and the upcoming Marvel movie “Deadpool," is an advocate for the protection and empowerment of women and girls.  “My mother is an activist for women’s rights in Brazil and even as a young child her passion inspired me to use my voice to support women’s issues.” 

IRC in the Press

March 30, 2015 | National Public Radio
March 23, 2015 | New York Times
March 20, 2015 | Washington Post

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.