More people have been forced to flee their homes by conflict and crisis than at any time since World War II. The International Rescue Committee is providing relief to millions of uprooted people in war-torn Syria and other countries in crisis; in Europe, where refugees continue to seek safety.
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.
More than 2,000 IRC aid workers and local volunteers were operating inside Syria and in four neighboring countries and have reached over 4 million Syrians fleeing violence with emergency relief and long-term support. IRC is focused on providing health care, protection of vulnerable women and children, education, and economic recovery and development. IRC has resettled 270 of the 1,541 Syrian refugees who have been accepted into the U.S. IRC provides immediate aid to refugees, including food and shelter, as well as access to the tools of self-reliance: housing, job placement and employment skills, clothing, medical attention, education, English-language classes and community orientation.