International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Make Refugees Welcome

Together we send out a message that what unites us is far greater than what divides us. This World Refugee Day, tell your elected officials that you want our country to remain a welcoming new home for refugees.

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

June 20, 2016 | Blog Post
On World Refugee Day (June 20), we recognize the resilience and strength of those whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict.
June 20, 2016 | Blog Post
Through counseling and creative activities, thirteen-year-old Nada regained a sense of hope, security and confidence.
June 16, 2016 | Blog Post
The IRC supports newly arrived refugees from Syria and other countries in crisis by providing immediate aid, including food and shelter.
June 16, 2016 | Press Release
The United States District Court Northern District of Texas in Dallas today upheld the lawfulness of the refugee resettlement program in Texas.

Voices for the IRC

Actress, writer and producer, Rashida Jones has starred in both television and film productions such as “Parks and Recreation,” “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” and "Cuban Fury." Rashida Jones is using her voice to raise awareness about the humanitarian needs of refugees and others uprooted by global crises.

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.