About the IRC

We are seeing unprecedented levels of humanitarian need in the world today. Last year alone, nearly 340 million people identified as being in humanitarian need. In 2014, that number was 81 million people. And with 100 million people forced to flee their homes, the international community must step up. That’s where the IRC comes in.

Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises by helping people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster, including the climate crisis, to survive, recover and rebuild their lives.

In over 40 countries, we deliver lasting impact by providing health care, helping children learn, and empowering individuals and communities to become self-reliant, always with a focus on the unique needs of women and girls.

The IRC and Gaming

The gaming community is a global, diverse, and committed force for good that matches the IRC’s drive and dedication to building more inclusive and empowering communities for all, including those who have fled crisis zones worldwide.

The IRC strives to leverage imaginative and transformational partnerships within the gaming space to bring attention to the global refugee crisis and provide life-changing support to people affected by conflict and disaster—from the sudden onset of war in countries like Ukraine, to the next epidemic or natural disaster.

The IRC has experienced the rapid, impactful energy of gamers who have supported the IRC through charity streams, purchasing downloadable content and physical swag, and more. Gaming companies, gamers and audiences raised millions for the IRC in 2022. The IRC is eager to build upon this momentum. Join us to help people living in the world’s toughest places regain control of their lives.

Solving today’s increasingly complex humanitarian crises requires creative thinking and innovative solutions that go beyond the status quo. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has set out to rise to this challenge.

How We Partner

The IRC is committed to crafting genuine, shared-value partnerships with companies in the gaming space to develop imaginative, engaging and impactful initiatives that help people survive, recover and rebuild their lives.

With its team dedicated to gaming partners, the IRC is poised to work with your company, employees and your vast audiences to raise critical funds and awareness that help address the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time.

By partnering with the IRC, you can help  – respond to the world’s worst crises at this moment of unmatched need. The possibilities are endless.

  • Grant the IRC flexibility and confidence when planning its emergency response and long-term planning of our global programs and services by making a direct donation.
  • Activate your audiences through charity livestreams, in-game activations, consumer campaigns, and cause-related marketing to raise critical funding for the IRC’s life-changing work.
  • Lead the IRC to meet gamers where they are. Let's explore characters, their world, and the fun aspects of games to find the best opportunities to advocate for refugees and displaced families.
  • Craft a holistic gaming experience that inspires gamers to make a real-life difference. Highlight stories, factual information, and opportunities to give back.
  • Share technical expertise with the IRC to create solutions, facilitate networking among peers in the gaming space, or other resources to help the IRC achieve the "gold standard” in emergency response.
  • Motivate employees to become engaged in the office and in the community through opportunities offered by the IRC’s expert employee engagement team, whether inspiring movie screenings, kit building, cause-related fitness challenges or other meaningful activities.

Key Partnership Moments

  • International Women’s Day: March 8
  • World Refugee Day: June 20
  • World Humanitarian Day: August 19
  • International Day of the Girl: October 11
  • World Food Day: October 16
  • Giving Tuesday: November 28
  • Year-End Holidays: November –December

Learn more

For any questions, please contact Senka Filipovic or Jason Gonzalez.

  • Senka Filipovic
    Associate Director of Gaming
    Global Corporate Partnerships
  • Jason Gonzalez
    Gaming Officer
    Global Corporate Partnerships

Connect with us

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Twitter: @RESCUEorg
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