International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) 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. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 28 offices across the U.S. helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities.

The number of people displaced by conflict around the world has surpassed 65 million. Much of the displaced population will spend several years in exile and most will never return home. Instead, they rebuild their lives as best they can in foreign cities, towns, and villages. Wherever they are, the IRC is there to provide vital aid, economic support, education, and skills training to help refugees not just survive, but to recover and thrive.