International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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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. 

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.

A man guides refugees in a rubber raft to shore on Lesbos, Greece
A year of impact

In 2015, 23 million people in more than 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities benefited from IRC programs that help restore health, safety, education and economic well-being to those devastated by conflict and disaster.

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 24, 2016 | Press Release
The Greek government has begun the evacuation of 8,500 refugees from an informal site at Idomeni. With vulnerable families once again on the move, IRC calls for a peaceful evacuation and legal routes to sanctuary.
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.
May 23, 2016 | Blog Post
The IRC and the educational organization behind Sesame Street are working together to help refugee children and their families cope with the trauma and loss they have experienced.

Voices for the IRC

Sarah Wayne Callies, star of “Colony," "The Walking Dead," "Prison Break," and the Warner Brothers film "Into The Storm," is a long-time supporter of the International Rescue Committee. Sarah says she is impressed by the bravery, dedication and generosity of those she's met on her visits to IRC programs in Thailand, Jordan, Iraq and the United States.

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.