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IRC staff in an Ebola isolation unit in Sierra Leone
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 in March 2014.

Syrian child at a refugee camp in northern Jordan
Syrian Refugees

Nearly four years into the Syria conflict, the International Rescue Committee continues to provide emergency assistance to Syrian refugees and Syrians trapped by the violence inside their country.

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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The Latest

February 26, 2015 | Blog Post
An IRC emergency team is in eastern Ukraine to respond to an alarming rise in humanitarian needs amid reports of growing violence. Get the latest aid worker updates, photos and video in our "Ukraine: the humanitarian response" Storify feature.
February 25, 2015 | Blog Post
In Nigeria and Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of people fleeing a violent insurgency that has plagued the region. IRC country director Matias Meier is tweeting updates and photos from the Niger response.
February 25, 2015 | Blog Post
As part of the Talks@GS speaker series, IRC president David Miliband recently discussed the Ebola and Syria crises, and the IRC’s mission to provide relief and development operations in more than 40 countries around the world.
February 17, 2015 | Blog Post
Schools in Sierra Leone will reopen March 30, while neighboring Liberia welcomed back its students this week.

Voices for the IRC

Morena Baccarin, star of “Homeland,” “Gotham,” and the upcoming Marvel movie “Deadpool," is an advocate for the protection and empowerment of women and girls.  “My mother is an activist for women’s rights in Brazil and even as a young child her passion inspired me to use my voice to support women’s issues.” 

IRC in the Press

February 23, 2015 | The Week
February 18, 2015 | Project Syndicate

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.