International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Syrian refugee mother and child
Protect Refugees

Banning the most vulnerable Syrian refugees from resettlement is risking innocent lives. And it will not make America safer. As Congress votes on the budget, ask your Senators and Representatives to safeguard refugee resettlement.

Refugee and child on Lesbos, Greece
Refugees welcome

There is no justification for the violence in Paris, in Beirut, and above Sinai. This terror echoes the horrors experienced by millions of refugees from Syria and beyond. The IRC has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response.

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 25 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Our Impact


The Latest

November 30, 2015 | Blog Post
As thousands of refugees arrive on Lesbos each day, IRC aid workers are looking out for children who are on their own, to help keep them safe and reunite them with their families.
November 30, 2015 | Blog Post
The IRC hopes that Pope Francis’s brief visit to the Central African Republic this week will spotlight the sectarian violence that is preventing assistance from reaching people in urgent need in a war-torn country that rarely makes headlines.
November 30, 2015 | Blog Post
A new IRC report refutes commonly held beliefs that do more than perpetuate misconceptions about the needs of refugees; by restricting access to family planning, they put women's lives at risk.
November 20, 2015 | Blog Post
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would restrict the resettlement of Syrians and Iraqis who are fleeing violence and terror. Our latest post on Medium examines four myths that drive such misguided efforts and threaten the safety of vulnerable refugees.

Voices for the IRC

Actress Piper Perabo wants to raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world.

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.