By choosing the International Rescue Committee (IRC), you can give families a sense of home—no matter where they are. We have been responding to humanitarian emergencies around the world for more than 85 years and help people whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster survive, recover and regain control of their future. 

Help us reunite families who have been torn apart and support parents who have endured war and persecution to build a new life for their children.

Here are four key reasons to give to the IRC.

1. We go where we are needed.

The IRC works in more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities.

The International Rescue Committee provides aid in which of these places?
  • Yemen
  • Syria
  • Europe
  • All of the above
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It's all of the above.

The IRC works in more than 40 countries and in Greece, Germany, Italy and Serbia. We go where we are needed, regardless of public attention, including Europe, Syria and Yemen.

As a leading resettlement agency that also helps refugees worldwide, we go beyond aid as usual. We listen to refugee families and respond with solutions that empower them to rescue their dignity, hope and potential.

At a time when more than 70 million people are uprooted by crisis worldwide, these are just some of the reasons to choose the IRC.

2. Our programmes are impactful.

IRC teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people—here are highlights of our impact. In 2018, the IRC and our partners provided:

1.6 million

children around the world with schooling and education opportunities.

Back to school after ISIS: Meet Sabah, a 10 year old in Iraq who refuses to give up on her education.

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patients in Syria with primary, reproductive and trauma care in clinics and through our mobile medical teams.

This Syrian paramedic in Eastern Ghouta risks shelling and airstrikes to save countless lives.

Read his story


people with access to primary and reproductive health care.

In Yemen, our mobile health teams go to the hardest-to-reach places to deliver life-saving aid.

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3. We give families a sense of home

A home can mean many things. Warmth. Good food. Family traditions. It's where we go to feel safe and be with the ones we love, especially at this time of year. But for so many refugee families, home no longer exists. Home may be far away for refugee and asylum-seeking families, but because of you, rescue is close by.