The International Rescue Committee and our Syrian partners have reached close to 1 million people in need inside Syria with medical care, medicine, clean water, sanitation, education, and emergency items. The IRC recently began providing food rations to hundreds of families in northern Syria. (Posted February 2014)
Due to extreme violence, 1 million people in the Central African Republic have been uprooted from their homes. Across the capital city of Bangui, more than 60 camps have sprung up. The International Rescue Committee is there, providing basic assistance such as food and shelter, as well as helping to protect women and children. (Interview: Late January 2014)
More than 11 million people across the Syria region are in desperate need of assistance after nearly 3 years of conflict. Learn what the IRC is doing to bring help and hope to Syrian refugees and their host communities. (December 10, 2013)
Learn more about how the IRC is helping Syrian refugees and others impacted by the crisis in Syria.
The International Rescue Committee is setting up programs and services to help people in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines recover and rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan. Hear from Virgie del la Cruz, whose house was destroyed in the typhoon, as well as from IRC staff who are on the ground implementing relief and recovery programs. (Posted December 6, 2013)
Where there is the International Rescue Committee, there is rescue for millions of people in desperate circumstances. From setting up healing classrooms for children uprooted by war, to building wells on drought-ridden land, the IRC is helping people to rebuild their lives. http://www.Rescue.org
Backed by an outpouring of contributions from our committed supporters, the International Rescue Committee has launched an emergency response in the Western Visayas region, a neglected front in the disaster that struck the Philippines on November 8.