The IRC provided schooling and educational opportunities to over 1 million girls and boys, and trained over 23,000 educators
The IRC vaccinated over 364,000 children under the age of one against disease
Provided job-related skills training to 18,417 people
Of every £1 the IRC spends, more than 90p goes to programmes that directly benefit refugees and their communities.
Provided 16.1 million people with primary and reproductive health care
In addition to our longer-term programme work, the IRC has continued to respond to emergencies.
International Rescue Committee UK was founded in 1997 as the European headquarters of the IRC global network. We raise funds for our overseas programmes, provide programme management and technical support, and carry out policy and advocacy work in the UK and Europe on issues affecting people caught up in conflict and disaster.
In 2014 the International Rescue Committee and our local partner organisations restored hope and opportunity for millions of people uprooted by war, conflict and natural disasters. Here's a look at some of our recent achievements:
In 2014, the IRC and our partners:
Video: the IRC's impact in 2014
In addition to our longer-term programme work, the IRC has continued to respond to emergencies. In recent years this has included crises in Iraq, Syria, South Sudan and the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa.
However good our programmes are, in many cases they cannot address the underlying issues affecting the people we work with. To do this, advocacy work is essential to bring about changes in the policies and practices of local, national and international institutions. IRC-UK raises awareness and understanding of the countries in which we work. We bring our direct experience in the field to the attention of policymakers in order to influence the policies of UK and European institutions.
Read more about our advocacy work.
Of every £1 the IRC spends, more than 90p goes to programmes and services that directly benefit refugees and communities affected by war or disaster. Find out more about how we spend our money.
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