At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the International Rescue Committee restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
When an emergency arises, the IRC arrives on the scene within 72 hours with urgently needed supplies and expertise that protect people caught in the midst of chaos. We commit to stay as long as we are needed, helping survivors to heal, recover and rebuild their communities to be stronger, more stable and more democratic. In the United States, the IRC has helped hundreds of thousands of refugees thrive in the country that gave them sanctuary and a new beginning.
From the first moment the IRC hits the ground we work toward lasting solutions. Building local capacity and self-sufficiency -- and promoting human rights, participation and accountability -- are at the core of all of our innovative programs.
Using your donations wisely
The IRC is consistently awarded high marks by charity watchdog groups and respected publications for our efficient use of financial support and the effectiveness of our work. Of every $1 the IRC spends, more than 90¢ goes to programs and services that directly benefit refugees and communities affected by war or disaster.