International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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A 12-year-old Syrian girl warms herself by a fire in a refugee camp in Greece
Refugee crisis

The IRC is providing relief to millions of people who have been forcibly uprooted by the war in Syria and other brutal crises. Learn about how we help in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

Aid workers
Better Aid

With a record 60 million people displaced from their homes worldwide, the IRC is calling on the international community to join us in working toward solutions that are about better aid, not just more aid. 

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

May 26, 2016 | Blog Post
The IRC is rolling out the Outcomes and Evidence Framework: a set of tools to help aid workers improve the effectiveness of humanitarian programs.
May 26, 2016 | Blog Post
Get the latest IRC aid worker updates from the ground in Greece where we are assisting thousands of refugees seeking safety.
May 24, 2016 | Blog Post
The IRC helps children who, like Anita and her brothers, have suffered from trauma in Congo’s conflict.
May 24, 2016 | Blog Post
As more uprooted families living in crisis flee to cities rather than camps, they need better aid that gives them choice, control and a measure of dignity. Cash is one of those tools.

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.