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Health worker scans a woman for fever in Cox's Bazar refugee camp, Bangladesh
COVID-19 response

Help fight the coronavirus and rescue lives worldwide

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

Latest updates from our COVID-19 response

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

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