International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Liberian family

IRC health teams in Sierra Leone and Liberia are supporting global efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

A Syrian woman living as a refugee in Jordan
Syrian women speak out

Three years into the conflict in Syria, a new International Rescue Committee report reveals the challenges Syrian women and girls face, and brings their voices to the world.

Two children whose families fled Islamic State militants in Iraq
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.

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

September 23, 2014 | Blog Post
As world leaders hold a summit meeting this week on climate change, learn how climate change and other environmental pressures are affecting the world's conflicts and changing the dynamics of humanitarian aid.
September 23, 2014 | Blog Post
IRC epidemiologist Ruwan Ratnayake talks about the IRC's emergency response to the Ebola outbreak.
September 22, 2014 | Blog Post
With the announcement of the new president of Afghanistan, the IRC calls the international community to fully commit to funding and delivering emergency relief to Afghans in desperate need.
September 22, 2014 | Blog Post
Refugee youth from Syria created a series of short animations during a film workshop organized by the International Rescue Committee in Jordan aimed at raising awareness about violence and discrimination.

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.