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Syrian parents in Jordan sit on a couch, holding their young daughters on their laps
World Refugee Day 2021

Donate to support refugees

A record 82 million people are displaced around the world. Make a gift to support courageous refugees: Help us provide health care, emergency supplies, education, job training and more to families affected by the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

World Refugee Day 2021: Get involved

Empower families to recover and rebuild their lives.

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Delivering lasting impact

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

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

News & features

Press updates

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

Refugees are helping build back America

Refugees and other new Americans are keeping communities safe, advocating for justice and rebuilding our world.

  • It felt almost like it gave me superpowers to be able to say, 'Hey, I'm not the only one who's trying to fight for something that's right.'"
    After George Floyd was killed and Black Lives Matter protests grew across the country in the summer of 2020, Fredrick Shema knew he wanted to do more.
  • Being in the medical field for a long time changes you. I know I wouldn’t love doing anything else. I think a lot of people feel the same way. "
    After fleeing her home in Afghanistan, Sheeba Shafaq began the long process of rebuilding her medical career in the United States.
  • Everybody in the hospital works hard and has their own role. And everyone is important whether they are cleaning or they are the doctor or a nurse. "
    A single mom of two boys, Nabila Hamid works as an environmental service technician in a hospital while studying to become a nurse.