International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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South Sudan Crisis
Displaced and Starving

Ethnic conflict in South Sudan has killed thousands and left millions at risk of starvation. The IRC’s Peter Biro visited the town of Ganyliel where many families have fled the fighting—and are now reduced to eating water lilies to survive.

IRC aid worker with Syrian refugees in a camp in northern Iraq

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. 





A girl washes her hands from a tap outside an IRC-supported school in Kabul
What next for Afghanistan?

As votes are counted in Afghanistan's presidential elections, a new report from the IRC is calling for renewed investment in humanitarian and development aid for the 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.

Our Impact


The Latest

April 16, 2014 | Blog Post
As the sun sets behind the steep mountains rising above this small community, a group of women gather in a small, barely lit hut. They have just finished a long day at work and sit talking among themselves as they wait for the monthly meeting of the Mother Support Group to begin.
April 15, 2014 | Blog Post
What’s difficult when it comes to understanding conflict in Syria is actually listening: taking the time to understand not just what we want to hear, but what refugees want to express, how they understand things, and what they aspire to. That’s true even for those working directly on the front lines.
April 14, 2014 | Blog Post
At work in more than 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, the IRC helps millions of people each year to survive and rebuild their lives. Watch our new video to learn how we help.

Voices for the IRC

Sarah Wayne Callies, star of "The Walking Dead," "Prison Break" and the upcoming Warner Brothers film "Into The Storm," is a long-time supporter of the International Rescue Committee.  Sarah says she is impressed by the bravery, dedication and generosity of those she's met on her visits to IRC programs in Thailand, Jordan, Iraq and the United States. 

IRC in the Press

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.