Delivering lasting impact

The IRC helps people to survive, recover and rebuild their lives.

  • We serve
    people whose lives have been upended by war, conflict and natural disasters
  • We work
    in countries where people don’t have the support they need to recover from crisis
  • We respond
    within 72 hours, staying to help countries stabilise and people rebuild their lives
  • We resettle
    refugees in the United States, whilst supporting refugee integration in the UK and Europe

Stories from the IRC's clients in the UK

I want to be a professional fashion designer in my traditional Afghani dress. I want to recreate this style and bring it into the current style.
Saghar Khalid
Journalist Saghar was forced to leave her home in Afghanistan with her husband two years ago. Despite arriving in the UK with limited English skills, Saghar hasn’t let that stand in the way of her dream to become a fashion designer.
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When I started working for the IRC as an interpreter, it gave me a feeling that I had back in my home country, that I am in the same position and in the same field, supporting people who need help.
Mohammad Khaliqi
Mohammad arrived in the UK two years ago with his wife. As well as studying for his master's degree, Mohammad completed the interpreting course level 3 funded by the IRC and was then recruited as an interpreting consultant for the team in Dari and Pashto.
His story
“We managed to rebuild ourselves, and now we want to help others build a career here and find a new way to live in the UK.”
Masoma and Halyna
After meeting on the IRC's leadership course, Halyna and Masoma have developed a wonderful friendship where they continue to support one another to integrate in the UK. They are now hoping to expand their support to other refugees in London and around the world.
Their story