In these extraordinary times, the world needs courageous leadership. That is what the International Rescue Committee was founded to provide.

Our first employee, Varian Fry, issued fake passports from a safe house in Nazi-occupied Marseille to help people escape persecution during WWII. Today, his courage, commitment and ingenuity are matched by our doctors and nurses in Yemen, by our teachers in Nigeria, by our child protection workers in Mexico.

In the face of long-standing conflicts, the climate crisis and the pandemic, our teams around the world have stepped up when others have stepped back. And it is not just our staff who are taking a stand and helping others. Every day, we are seeing acts of leadership among the refugees and displaced people we serve.

Join our Global Virtual Event and celebrate the vital work of the International Rescue Committee teams, and the courage and resilience of refugees and displaced people around the world.

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