Delivering lasting impact

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

  • 2022-serve
    We serve
    people whose lives have been upended by war, conflict and natural disasters
  • 2022-work
    We work
    in countries where people don’t have the support they need to recover from crisis
  • 2022-respond
    We respond
    within 72 hours, staying to help countries stabilize and people rebuild their lives
  • 2022-resettle
    We resettle
    refugees welcomed by the United States, helping them to succeed and thrive

Why the IRC


I support the IRC because I believe everyone should have an opportunity to seek a better future for themselves. My family had that opportunity and I’m so very grateful for it.

Rami Malek
Actor and IRC Ambassador

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.
Meet Diana
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.'
Fred working at home
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.
Meet Fredrick
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.
Meet Nabila