Since a horrific sectarian war erupted in the Central African Republic (CAR) almost two years ago, thousands of people have been killed. Nearly a million people have fled their homes. The International Rescue Committee asks New Yorkers what needs to happen to end one of the most forgotten humanitarian crisis in the world.
South Sudan's civil war has left thousands of people dead, and more than two million uprooted from their homes. In this video, produced by Oxfam and the International Rescue Committee, meet nine South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda and Kenya determined to create a hopeful future.
The International Rescue Committee joins the United Nations on World Refugee Day (June 20) in raising awareness of this unprecedented humanitarian crisis, urging global leaders to act, and saluting the courage of refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives far from home.
Why is commemorating World Refugee Day important? Watch this video to see how Londoners responded. Learn more
Mobile medical teams with the International Rescue Committee reach out to the most vulnerable Syrians in and around Mafraq and Irbird, northern cities in Jordan where the largest number of refugees live. Meet a team of IRC doctors, midwives, nurses and community health workers who helping to make sure refugees living on the fringe receive the care they need. Learn more at Rescue.org/Syria
Syrian refugee girls living in Jordan have experienced the trauma of their country’s civil war, the loss of loved ones and their homes and the struggle to survive in a new country. The International Rescue Committee's Vision not Victim program gives these young girls the skills and support they need to build a better future for themselves.
Ebalo Raimond is an ambitious seven-year-old boy. He wants to learn how to read, speak French and play football. He dreams of becoming a policeman some day. Ebalo is just one of the thousands of children living in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania receiving vital education with the support of the International Rescue Committee.
With the help of the International Rescue Committee’s dedicated staff in Baltimore, a refugee mother from Myanmar reunites with her son after spending 10 years apart. This was the Mother’s Day gift she had been dreaming of for a decade. Watch the moment when they finally meet again.
World-renowned jazz musician and IRC Voice Joshua Redman recently visited the remote areas of Myanmar (also known as Burma), where the International Rescue Committee provides health and development support to villages. Redman was inspired by the community's commitment to rebuild their lives for a better future.