International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Latest News

IRC Rescue Blog – Refugee News & Voices From The Field | IRC

Every day, IRC humanitarian workers are rescuing lives. Here, they offer a glimpse of their experiences, the challenges they face and the courageous people they meet by sharing videos, photos and stories.

Posted by The IRC on November 6, 2015
When a powerful typhoon — Haiyan — ravaged the Philippines in November 2013, the International Rescue Committee helped local communities rebuild and prepare for the next disaster. The emergency preparedness paid off. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 5, 2015
On November 4, the International Rescue Committee hosted its annual Freedom Award Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City to support the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 30, 2015
The approach of winter has done nothing to deter thousands of refugees trying to reach Europe by sea the International Rescue Committee said in a statement released today. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 30, 2015
The Board of Directors, Overseers and staff of the International Rescue Committee are deeply saddened by the loss of Bob DeVecchi, our former President and CEO. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 29, 2015
Imagine, on top of your more than full-time job, volunteering all your spare time and donating your own money to help strangers. Actress and IRC Voice Piper Perabo writes about the heroic Greek volunteers who have been welcoming hundreds of thousands of refugees. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 27, 2015
IRC aid workers in Afghanistan and Pakistan are responding after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Monday killed more than 300 people and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes along the mountainous border between the two countries. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 26, 2015
International Rescue Committee aid workers in Afghanistan and Pakistan are prepared to respond after a massive earthquake centered near Afghanistan's northeastern border rocked the region today. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi and Tyler Jump on October 26, 2015
For three years, Fadi Katamesh stayed behind in Syria to try to keep his hometown from collapsing and his people safe, even as bombs rained around his city each day. But as the war grew worse, he was was forced to flee with his family and leave behind a place he cared for. Here's his story. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 23, 2015
Some 16,000 refugees on the island of Lesbos found themselves stranded on Oct. 21 when multiple changes to the refugee registration process forced people to funnel into a single site. Tension between police and refugees erupted into scuffles. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 22, 2015
The IRC, in partnership with Google and Mercy Corps, has launched, a website accessible by mobile phone that provides up-to-date, location-specific information to refugees arriving in Europe. more »