Our work

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people affected by humanitarian crises—including the climate crisis—to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. Founded at the call of Albert Einstein in 1933, the IRC is now at work in over 40 crisis-affected countries as well as communities throughout Europe and the Americas. We deliver lasting impact by providing health care, helping children learn, and empowering individuals and communities to become self-reliant, always seeking to address the inequalities facing women and girls.

Here are highlights of our impact over a year.

In 2021 the IRC and our partners reached over 31.5 million people in countries affected by crisis. As part of this work, we:

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

In the United States in 2021, we:

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