Last year, we trained over 11,000 educators and supported 2,255 schools attended by 420,000 students, over half of them girls.
The IRC vaccinated over 500,000 children against measles and other childhood diseases in 2011..
We bring our direct experience in the field to the attention of policymakers in order to influence the policies of UK and Europe
Of every £1 the IRC spends, more than 90p goes to programmes that directly benefit refugees and their communities.
Last year alone, IRC-supported clinics and hospitals helped 152,000 women deliver healthy babies.
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.
IRC-UK supports IRC programmes across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean where, in 2013 we:
In addition to our longer-term programme work, the IRC has continued to respond to emergencies. In recent years this has included Cyclone Giri in Myanmar, civil unrest in Kyrgyzstan, Haiti's earthquake, the Pakistan floods, post-election violence in Ivory Coast, and the famine and drought in East 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.
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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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