International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Washington, DC Public Policy and Advocacy Office

The International Rescue Committee office in Washington, DC maintains relations with U.S. government offices, especially those that support some of the IRC's programs.  This includes the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Migration, and Refugees and the U.S. Agency for International Development.  The IRC meets regularly with decision-makers on both sides of the political aisle, and in both the Executive branch and Congress, to raise issues of concern and advocate for change in U.S. government policies.  The IRC is also active working in coalitions  and with other non-governmental organizations.  Members of IRC’s public policy and advocacydepartment in Washington, DC also plan and guide IRC’s global advocacy efforts.  The Washington, DC office houses staff from IRC’s International Programs Department and the Women’s Refugee Commission.

Contact Us:         

International Rescue Committee
1730 M Street, NW - Suite 505
Washington DC 20036
Tel: 202-822-0166
Fax: (202) 822-0089
e-mail: advocacy@rescue.org

Please note: If you are interested in learning more about refugee assistance and volunteer opportunities in the Washington, DC metro area, please contact the IRC US Programs office in Silver Spring, MD.