International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Resettling Refugees

The International Rescue Committee supports newly arrived refugees by providing immediate aid, including food and shelter. Through a network of staff members and volunteers we provide access to the tools of self-reliance: housing, job placement and employment skills, clothing, medical attention, education, English-language classes and community orientation. Each resettlement office serves as a free, one-stop center for refugees’ needs during their pivotal first months in the U.S.-sufficient.

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Protecting Children

The Right to Learn

Every day, IRC education programs reach hundreds of thousands of young people around the world whose lives have been torn apart by violent conflict. We revive learning opportunities, rebuild classrooms, jumpstart healing, teach new skills and restore hope for a brighter future.

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Ending Violence Against Women

Women's Voices from Conflict Zones

The IRC is working to help women survivors of conflict, displacement and sexual and domestic violence  make their voices heard.

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Refugee urban garden in Boise, Idaho

New Roots

With support from the IRC, refugees from around the globe who have fled war and persecution are providing nutritious food for their families and planting new roots in their adopted communities in the United States.


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