International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Syrian children in Domiz refugee camp, northern Iraq, in winter
Syrian Refugees

Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by conflict in the Syria region are receiving winter emergency kits from the IRC to help them survive the extreme cold weather.

A mother and her children listen to an IRC-led discussion about Ebola in the har
Ebola Crisis

The International Rescue Committee has been at the forefront of the fight to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone last March.

An IRC health worker treats a malnourished child in South Sudan
Here for Humanity

During 2014, the number of displaced people in the world rose to 52 million—the most since WWII. See how the IRC helped to rescue lives, restore hope and build a stronger future for millions of uprooted families around the world.

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

January 29, 2015 | Blog Post
The IRC's Yolanda Barbera illustrates the risk and responsibilities undertaken by Ebola first responders working in an isolation unit.
January 28, 2015 | Blog Post
The IRC organized an election in Arbat camp for Syrian refugees to vote for representatives to address their concerns.
January 27, 2015 | Blog Post
The current Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest, longest and most complex in the nearly four-decade history of the disease. IRC global health and emergency response experts share information about Ebola prevention and treatment.
January 20, 2015 | Blog Post
A new IRC study inquires into the causes of—and solutions to—violence against 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. 

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.