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Posted by The IRC on March 23rd, 2016
Today marks two years after the deadliest Ebola outbreak to date claimed thousands of lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 21st, 2016
From fighting epidemics to mentoring refugee youth and families, read the stories of this year's six IRC humanitarian award winners more »
Posted by The IRC on January 19th, 2016
A new survey carried out by the IRC has revealed that single Syrian refugee men struggle to access critical assistance and have been forgotten, overlooked by aid agencies. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 8th, 2015
When you make a tax-deductible gift to the International Rescue Committee in 2015, you are contributing to one of the best-rated charities in the world. For more than 80 years, the IRC has been providing effective — and efficient — humanitarian aid to millions of families caught in crisis worldwide. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 20th, 2015
Despite bitter cold and choppy seas, refugees from Syria and other conflict-ridden countries continue to risk the perilous six-mile boat journey from Turkey to Greece—a devastating testament to their desperation. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 2nd, 2015
The surge in refugees arriving in Greece has given 33-year-old George Tyrikos the chance to repay a 70-year-old family debt to the people of Syria, where his grandmother sought shelter during the Second World War. George was recently featured on Humans of New York, which is currently sharing refugees' stories. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 6th, 2015
The IRC is providing humanitarian aid to millions of people displaced by years of brutal conflict in Syria and Afghanistan. We're the only aid group assisting the refugees in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the U.S. Learn how we help. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 31st, 2015
With more than 13,000 refugees crowded onto Lesbos, the IRC warns the tiny island in the Aegean is being pushed beyond breaking point. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19th, 2015
On World Humanitarian Day (August 19), the IRC celebrates the humanitarian spirit and pays tribute to aid workers and volunteers who have helped the world’s most vulnerable people. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 10th, 2015
More than 3,000 people have been killed in the recent fighting in Yemen and a million have fled their homes—the newly displaced joining hundreds of thousands of people uprooted by previous waves of conflict. more »