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The IRC's impact at a glance

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The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people. Here are highlights of our impact over a year:

In 2020, the IRC and our program partners provided: 

  • 31 million people with access to health services
  • 410,000 children under 5 with nutrition treatment
  • 2.6 million people with clean water
  • 1.1 million people with cash relief
  • 819,500 children with schooling and education opportunities
  • 1.2 million people with gender-based violence awareness 
  • 13,413 small businesses with business development support
  • 5,237 people become U.S. citizens

... among other assistance provided around the world last year.

Download the IRC's 2020 Annual Report.

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