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1. We go where we are needed

This year the IRC has responded to more than 24 crises, including those in Pakistan, Ukraine and Afghanistan. When crisis strikes, the IRC responds quickly and stays as long as we are needed.

2. We help people regain control of their futures

In addition to responding to emergencies, the IRC provides education and empowerment support to displaced people. The IRC supports women and girls by addressing the root causes of inequality, empowers people in crisis by helping them find a job or start a business, and supports children and their caregivers with education fundamentals.

Here are a few highlights of our impact across the globe:


children and youth participated in learning programmes, including early childhood development.

Meet 5 girls who are determined to get an education in Afghanistan.

Read their story


people have access to clean water—an important protection against infectious diseases.

In response to a historic drought, the IRC expands programming in East Africa.

Read about our response


people in the United States were reached with asylum and protection services.

Lincy fled Honduras to escape persecution. Now she’s starting a new life in the U.S.

Read her story

3. We’ve been around for nearly 90 years

In fact, it was Albert Einstein who called for the formation of the IRC in 1933. Watch this snapshot of the IRC's history to learn about  our responses to major crises—and how that legacy continues today.