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In 2014 the International Rescue Committee and our local partner organizations restored hope and opportunity for millions of people uprooted by war, conflict and natural disasters. Here's a look at some of our recent achievements:
In 2014, the IRC and our partners:
- Helped 17.6 million people whose lives and livelihoods were shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
- Provided 16 million people with primary and reproductive health care
- Gave 3.3 million people access to clean drinking water and sanitation
- Vaccinated over 364,000 children under the age of one against disease
- Helped 331,000 women deliver healthy babies in IRC-supported clinics and hospitals
- Treated 104,000 children under the age of five for acute malnutrition.
- Provided schooling and educational opportunities to more than 1 million girls and boys, and trained nearly 23,000 educators
- Provided counseling or cared for 32,500 vulnerable children
- Counseled and provided essential services to some 11,000 survivors of gender-based violence and educated and mobilized over 1.2 million men, women and children to lead prevention efforts in their communities
- Created 1,530 village savings and loan associations (VSLAs) that benefited some 36,000 members in 8 countries
- Provided 18,000 farmers with agricultural or agribusiness training
- Provided job-related skills training (entrepreneurship, business and financial literacy, vocational training) to 18,000 people
- Provided legal assistance to 22,000 people through IRC-supported legal centers
- In the United States, the IRC helped resettle 10,900 newly arrived refugees and other immigrants
- The American Institute of Philanthropy gives the IRC an A+.
- Forbes gives the IRC high ratings for program efficiency and fundraising efficiency.
- The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance notes the IRC meets all 20 of its standards.
- Charity Navigator awards us four stars, its highest rating.
Of every $1 the IRC spends, more than 90¢ goes to programs and services that directly benefit refugees and communities affected by war or disaster.