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

The IRC in the UK


"I graduated as a Doctor and I'm doing some exams to get registered here. So hopefully, after this push from the [IRC's] RISE programme, it's going to be a good achievement after all.”

Refugee Doctor Abdul Rahaman
Here's how the IRC supports refugees in the UK

Refugee stories

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
My ultimate goal? To secure my kids’ future, let them live well and make them happy. Having my own business makes me feel free and happy, like I am an effective member of society.
Tarek fled Syria in 2012. He started his own hairdressing salon in Jordan to support his family.
Read his story