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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 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.
September 12, 2014 | Blog Post
After more than 60 years of conflict, Myanmar's nurses and medics from opposing sides are joining forces to address critical health concerns of the country's displaced population in Karenni State in eastern Burma.
September 11, 2014 | Blog Post
IRC president David Miliband spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour today about how humanitarian work is crucial in Syria and Iraq.
September 10, 2014 | Blog Post
Children in the Kurdistan region of Iraq face missing out on school. The Kurdistan Regional Government delayed the start of school by a month, to today. But the crisis, initiated in June by militants of the Islamic State, has no end in sight.




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. 

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.