The International Rescue Committee is on the ground in around 40 countries, responding to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

Established in 2001, IRC Belgium leads on the International Rescue Committee's engagement with the EU institutions. Our priority is to ensure that EU policy and legislation meet the needs of those affected by conflict and disaster. We use IRC’s learning and experience from the ground to shape EU humanitarian and development policies in ways that improve the lives of more people worldwide. We seek to drive policy change on forced displacement in Europe and globally, and to ensure that EU funding for refugees and internally displaced persons is targeted effectively to ensure sustainable, humanitarian response.

IRC Belgium is part of a strong and flourishing European network, working closely with our offices in Germany, UK, Greece, Switzerland, and Serbia, as well as our sister organisation Stichting Vluchteling (SV) in the Netherlands.