International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Ebola Crisis

The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to combat the spread of Ebola since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March. Get the latest updates from the front lines of the humanitarian 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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November 26, 2014 | Blog Post
In 1999 Albert Betoudji and his family, refugees from war-torn Chad, were resettled in Salt Lake City, Utah. There, Albert was delighted to discover he could put his love for farming and his agricultural skills to use in his new home.
November 21, 2014 | Blog Post
On May 26, the first case of Ebola was reported in Kailahun District in eastern Sierra Leone. The disease quickly spread to neighboring Kenema District, where the IRC has a long history, dating to 1998. Rachel Unkovic writes about the IRC's journey fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone.
November 25, 2014 | Blog Post
In honor of the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence," which begins Nov. 25, we share 16 ways the IRC works to empower women and girls.

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. 

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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.