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France Matrahji, an International Rescue Committee information officer in Greece, speaks with a family at a refugee camp
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Reasons to give to the International Rescue Committee

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Photo: Tara Todras-Whitehill/International Rescue Committee

At a time when nearly 80 million people are uprooted by crisis worldwide, here are 10 reasons to give to the International Rescue Committee:

  1. For nearly 90 years we have been helping people affected by humanitarian crises to survive, recover and rebuild their lives.  
  2. We are leaders in responding to the triple threat refugees are facing right now—the rapid spread of COVID-19, conflict and displacement, and hunger. 
  3. We were founded at the call of Albert Einstein. Ingenuity, fortitude and optimism remain at the heart of who we are and how we work.
  4. We are the largest refugee resettlement agency in the United States.
  5. We help people in some of the toughest and most remote places on Earth.
  6. We have developed a revolutionary new approach to treating malnutrition in children.
  7. We go where we are needed, regardless of public attention. 
  8. We were the first aid organization to develop an international team dedicated to preventing violence against women and girls
  9. We have earned an A rating from CharityWatch
  10. We put the people we serve at the heart of everything we do. And we never, ever give up on refugees.