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Crisis in Syria

The protracted armed conflict in Syria has left 12.3 million people in need of humanitarian aid. The International Rescue Committee is providing assistance both within Syria and in neighbouring Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey. We are working closely with Syrian partners to ensure aid... read more


More than 3 million people inside Iraq have been uprooted by violent conflict since 2014. The International Rescue Committee is providing clean water, medicine, relief supplies, protection services and emergency financial assistance to the displaced as well as vulnerable locals. In addition... read more


Hundreds of thousands of refugees are currently in Jordan. Almost all have fled ongoing violence and unrest in neighbouring Syria and Iraq. Many are poor, unable to... read more


More than 1.2 million Syrians have poured into neighbouring Lebanon since the start of the Syrian conflict. There are no formal camps in the country, so refugees live in apartments, unsafe shelters and tents. The International Rescue Committee works to protect the most vulnerable and helps... read more


Yemen remains one of the most “forgotten” crises in the world.  Almost half the population of some 25 million face chronic food shortages; Yemen has close to one million acutely malnourished children. It is also one of the world’s most water-poor nations, with only 38... read more

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