International Rescue Committee

Building Resiliency in the Face of Conflict and Disaster

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. IRC teams provide health care, infrastructure, and economic support to people in more than 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children.

Why we Love Them

The IRC is a leader in effective emergency response as well as long-term, holistic community development. IRC teams mobilize in response to natural disasters and humanitarian crises within 72 hours. They focus on community-centered initiatives that build local capacity and make progress toward a safer, more secure future.

Impact Highlights

  • Provided 16 million people with primary and reproductive health care
  • Gave 3.3 million people access to clean drinking water and sanitation
  • Vaccinated 364,000 children; helped 331,000 women deliver babies
  • Cared for 11,000 sexual violence victims; mobilized 1.2 million people to lead prevention efforts in their communities
  • Helped resettle 10,900 newly arrived refugees in the United States; assisted 36,000 refugees, asylees and victims of human trafficking