Rescuing lives worldwide
The IRC responds to some of the world's worst crises, delivering aid that saves lives while paving the way for long-term recovery.
people whose lives have been upended by war, conflict and natural disasters
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in countries where people don’t have the support they need to recover from crisis
within 72 hours, staying to help countries stabilize and people rebuild their lives
refugees welcomed by the United States, helping them to succeed and thrive
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Tefere Gebre’s American journey: from refugee camp to labor leader
IRC and Sesame Street win MacArthur 100&Change grant
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[This grant] is a transformational investment that will bring hope and opportunity to a generation of refugee children ... IRC’s partnership with Sesame is an incredible validation of our determination to put education center-stage in humanitarian settings.David MilibandPresident and CEO of the International Rescue Committee
My children feel Syrian and American both...I came here for my children. I am happy they are safe and they are in a good school."Noir Noir Kaporal Westy Westy Kaporal Kaporal Noir Westy Westy KaporalThe Al Sharaa family arrived in the U.S. barely two years ago as refugees and are thriving in their new home in Dallas.
When I saw the refugees, I couldn’t refuse them. They have their financial issues and their problems—so that is why I employ them."Kaporal Noir Westy Kaporal Kaporal Westy Noir Noir Kaporal Westy WestyZulu Likichio is proud to count South Sudanese newcomers among her employees and customers at her Quality Restaurant in the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda.
I was scared to be killed, but it’s school…I had to go. I had no desire to stay in the dark, even if there’s war around me."When war engulfed Syria, Mahmoud dodged bullets and bombs every day just to continue his education. Now the 13-year-old refugee has become one of the top students in his new school in Lebanon.