International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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A girl does homework in a factory dormitory where her family sought shelter
Ukraine Crisis

An International Rescue Committee emergency team is in eastern Ukraine to respond to an alarming rise in humanitarian needs. Nearly a year of fighting has upended the lives of more than five million people.

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.

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.

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

March 6, 2015 | Blog Post
The IRC's Lucy Carrigan shares her impression of the people she met in Sierra Leone and Liberia who are working to ensure that once they see Ebola out the door, Ebola is gone for good.
March 5, 2015 | Blog Post
The IRC's Tyler Jump visits families escaping intense fighting in eastern Ukraine. “All the schools are destroyed... There are no jobs, there is no place to live,” says Ivan, 61, who left his home in Debaltseve.
March 4, 2015 | Blog Post
The Ebola outbreak, which has left more than 9,000 people dead, forced schools across Sierra Leone and Liberia to close for almost a year. As children head back to class, here are four ways to keep them safe from Ebola.
March 4, 2015 | Blog Post
Thousands of Sudanese refugees from the Nuba Mountains are arriving in the border town of Yida, in Unity State, to escape ongoing fighting between Sudan’s armed forces and rebels based in the region.

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

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.