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A woman carries a child  past buildings damaged by the Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
Beirut explosion

Emergency response in Beirut

The IRC is providing cash to displaced families and psychological first aid to women and girls. Help us respond to this emergency and crises worldwide.

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The IRC helps people to survive, recover and rebuild their lives.

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people whose lives have been upended by war, conflict and natural disasters

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in countries where people don’t have the support they need to recover from crisis

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within 72 hours, staying to help countries stabilize and people rebuild their lives

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refugees welcomed by the United States, helping them to succeed and thrive

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Why the IRC

Founded at the suggestion of Albert Einstein, the IRC is a gold-standard organization working in some of the toughest neighborhoods around the globe.

Nicholas KristofColumnist for The New York Times, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, and son of a refugee