The International Rescue Committee is on the ground across Europe working with governments, municipalities and local organizations to meet the immediate and critical needs of those seeking refuge, and to support the effective integration of refugees into their new communities.

The IRC has offices in Berlin and Bonn, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; Geneva, Switzerland and London, United Kingdom; and—in partnership with the Netherlands Refugee Foundation—also has a presence in the Hague. The IRC’s European programs are run out of Athens, Greece as well Belgrade, Serbia and Berlin and Bonn. 


The International Rescue Committee UK acts as the IRC’s hub in Europe with a mission to raise profile, deliver policy and practice change, and significantly increase funding to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and reclaim control of their future.

In the UK, the International Rescue Committee is governed by a board of trustees—led by the chair, Sir John Holmes GCVO, KBE, CMG—who have volunteered their time to support us in our mission to help people affected by natural disaster and conflict.

IRC Germany

Through IRC Germany, the IRC works behind the scenes to strengthen German partners as they help refugees rebuild their lives. We’re sharing with them our 80+ years of experience in assisting refugees and other people seeking asylum, which includes more than four decades of work in refugee resettlement and integration. Read about our work in Germany.


IRC programs in Europe

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