International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Mustafa Hassan
IRC in TIME’s 100 list

TIME Magazine this week named Mustafa Hassan, an aid worker with the International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s 100 most influential people for his tireless efforts to protect the youngest victims of Syria’s civil war.

Syrian boy collects water from a tap at a refugee camp in northern Iraq

Four years after the outbreak of the Syria conflict, the International Rescue Committee is continuing to provide critical aid to Syrian refugees and Syrians trapped by the violence inside the country. 

Bring Back Our Girls

The abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram a year ago raised a global rallying cry. The International Rescue Committee is providing emergency support to thousands of people in Nigeria and neighboring Niger.

Annual Report

From Syria to Liberia: Responding to emergencies across the globe and helping victims of conflict survive, recover and gain control of their future

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, 2015 | Blog Post
Iraq has faced a tragic cycle of war and violence. Some 2.5 million people have been displaced in the country from ongoing conflict. The IRC documents this forgotten humanitarian crisis.
April 15, 2015 | Blog Post
This week, schools begin to reopen for the country’s 1.8 million schoolchildren: a sign of life edging back to normal after the Ebola epidemic.
April 15, 2015 | Blog Post
The IRC is assessing emergency needs in two hospitals in the city of Aden as the ongoing conflict in Yemen continues to escalate.
April 15, 2015 | Blog Post
The violence in Nigeria has triggered a humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and neighboring countries. Some 400,000 people have sought refuge in Yola, a poor, dusty city in Nigeria’s Adamawa state. Here, the IRC is leading the humanitarian response, providing water, food and emergency shelters for tens of thousands of desperate people.

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

April 17, 2015 | Al Jazeera
April 17, 2015 | The New York Times
April 15, 2015 | The Week

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.