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Afghanistan crisis

Help Afghan families

The U.N warns that millions of Afghans could run out of food before winter. Children will be the most affected. The IRC is committed to remaining in Afghanistan and helping those in need.

Go inside our work in Afghanistan
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$114 can provide medical care for 6 children

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.

  • Nothing else will drive you other than purpose. For me, I imagine the person I’m trying to help."
    When Diana Muturia had to leave college and take a job cleaning homes, she thought she’d let her family down. Today, she’s using her experience to build an innovative new business.
  • 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.
  • 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.