Four reasons to give to the IRC

By choosing the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for your holiday giving, you can help light a path for people facing the darkest moments of their lives. Donate directly to the IRC or support us through an IRC partner offer to help courageous refugees and displaced families access emergency aid, health care, education, job assistance and so much more.

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1. We light the way for families in crisis

From Somalia to Ukraine, we light the way for families in crisis—no matter what they’re facing. With our ground-breaking solution, children in war zones are able to access education, parents can screen their children for malnutrition and access lifesaving treatment, and refugees can have the critical information they need to stay safe.

2. We deliver a long-lasting impact

The IRC teams in more than 50 countries around the world do more than just respond to emergencies. We also help people recover from crises and rebuild their lives through programs such as education and empowerment support to displaced people. We support women and girls by addressing the root causes of inequality. We empower people in crisis by helping them find a job or start a business. And we support children and their caregivers with education fundamentals.

Here are a few highlights of our impact around the world in 2022:

  • 32.9 million people reached, restoring dignity and rebuilding lives after crisis.
  • 1 million+ children under the age of 5, pregnant women and new mothers screened for malnutrition.
  • 1 million+ individuals reached with cash or vouchers.

    3. We've been responding to crisis for 90 years

    Since 1933, the IRC has been at the forefront of providing not only aid, but innovative solutions. We initiated a daring operation to help refugees escape the Nazi regime. We helped change how America welcomes refugees. We launched the largest early childhood intervention in the history of humanitarian response. And we’ve met each one of these challenges with unwavering determination.

    Watch this snapshot of the IRC’s history—and find out how our legacy continues today.