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unaccompanied child with border control officers
Unaccompanied Children

Children as young as three years old are arriving at the U.S. border from Central America.  Many have fled unimaginable horrors in their home countries as the deliberate targets of worsening violence perpetrated by gangs and drug cartels.

Young Syrian refugees in a 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. 

 

 

 

 

Displaced Iraqi woman holds a child
Uprooted 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 the displaced as well as vulnerable locals.

An IRC health worker checks a child for malnutrition
South Sudan

After a long and brutal civil war, South Sudan seceded from Sudan on July 9, 2011. One of the largest providers of aid in South Sudan for over 20 years, the IRC also provides emergency support to families uprooted by renewed violence.

 

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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August 1, 2014 | Blog Post
As an Ebola outbreak surges through West Africa, IRC staff and community health workers in Sierra Leone and Liberia are actively working to educate communities on how to stop the spread of the virus.
July 31, 2014 | Blog Post
As the humanitarian crisis in Iraq deepens, the IRC continues to provide vital support to thousands of families forced from their homes by the violence escalating throughout the region.
July 29, 2014 | Blog Post
Nearly a million people have been forced to leave their homes in North Waziristan, a region of northeast Pakistan, since June 14. The IRC is responding to immediate needs, providing people with shelter to escape the sun, wind and rain, as well as supplying clean water and toilets to prevent illness.
July 28, 2014 | Press Release
David Miliband, president and CEO of the IRC, said: "The breakdown of the short Gaza ceasefires raises new and acute dangers of further loss of civilian life." Read the full statement.

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. 

IRC in the Press

July 14, 2014 | The Salt Lake Tribune

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.