International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Syrian refugee mother and child
Protect Refugees

Banning the most vulnerable Syrian refugees from resettlement is risking innocent lives. And it will not make America safer. Ask your Governor and your members of Congress to support refugee resettlement.

Refugee and child on Lesbos, Greece
Refugees welcome

There is no justification for the violence in Paris, in Beirut, and above Sinai. This terror echoes the horrors experienced by millions of refugees from Syria and beyond. The IRC has been at the forefront 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 25 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Our Impact


The Latest

November 23, 2015 | Blog Post
Reports of escalating political instability inside Burundi are prompting fears of a new exodus of refugees into neighboring countries. Refugee camps in western Tanzania are already stretched near the breaking point, the IRC and five other humanitarian aid agenices warn.
November 20, 2015 | Blog Post
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would restrict the resettlement of Syrians and Iraqis who are fleeing violence and terror. Our latest post on Medium examines four myths that drive such misguided efforts and threaten the safety of vulnerable refugees.
November 19, 2015 | Press Release
The IRC laments the passage today of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would overturn a refugee resettlement system that is working. The bill would compromise the lives of refugees who are already some of the most victimized people in the world.
November 18, 2015 | Blog Post
The United States has long offered refuge to those fleeing persecution and war. Resettlement of refugees of all races, religions and national origins has been one of the success stories of our country. Now is not the time to abandon this proud tradition. The IRC's work and how you can help.

Voices for the IRC

Actress Piper Perabo wants 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 Focus

President’s News & Notes: From David Miliband

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