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A women washes her hands at a refugee reception center in Greece
COVID-19 emergency

Help fight coronavirus and rescue lives worldwide

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a grave threat to displaced people and refugees. IRC health teams are working around the clock to respond and prevent further spread of the disease in over 40 countries.

Message from IRC president David Miliband

Your gift will help us reach families in coronavirus-affected areas and support our work worldwide.


Rescuing lives worldwide

The IRC responds to some of the world's worst crises, delivering aid that saves lives while paving the way for long-term recovery.

We serve

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

We work

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

We respond

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

We resettle

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

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Why the IRC

Please join me in supporting the International Rescue Committee. They help families just like yours and mine to survive, recover, and live their lives with hope and dignity.

Patrick StewartInternational Rescue Committee supporter