International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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A Burundian family seeking refuge in Tanzania
Burundi Crisis

Over the past few weeks, tens of thousands of Burundians have fled a violent political crisis in their country. IRC teams are with the refugees on each leg of their journey, providing medical care and other lifesaving support. 

AAR aid workers deliver rice, emergency supplies to Nepal earthquake survivors
Nepal Earthquakes

After Nepal's worst disaster in 80 years, thousands of earthquake victims are receiving food, blankets, shelter materials and other essentials from the IRC’s partner organization, AAR Japan. 


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

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

June 2, 2015 | Blog Post
The IRC’s prevention efforts in the town of Kigoma in western Tanzania has significantly helped curb the spread of cholera and other diseases among locals and Burundi refugees fleeing from political unrest in their country.
May 28, 2015 | Blog Post
June 20 is World Refugee Day 2015. IRC offices across the United States and around the world are honoring the resilience and courage of refugees with a variety of events throughout the month of June.
May 28, 2015 | Blog Post
On May 26, Sierra Leone marked a year since the deadly outbreak of Ebola in the country began, claiming close to 4,000 lives. Tremendous progress has been made as life slowly returns to some of the worst-hit places where the IRC continues its Ebola response.

Voices for the IRC

Jazz saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman is a two-time Grammy Award nominee. This year Josh traveled to remote areas of Myanmar where he saw firsthand how the International Rescue Committee provides health services to the most vulnerable.

IRC in the Press

May 29, 2015 | The Atlantic
May 29, 2015 | CNN

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.