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What we do

Over the past 80 years, the IRC has developed expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild their lives.

Focussing on specific key areas, we work to meet the needs of refugees, displaced people and communities, and help them to take control of their lives.

Emergency response

In a moment, the outbreak of war or the threat of violence and persecution can turn lives upside...

Supporting women and girls

How We Help  The IRC provides health care, counselling and safe spaces to survivors of...

Advocating for change

The International Rescue Committee delivers programmes in some of the most difficult and...

Research, evaluation and learning

It is the International Rescue Committee's mission to respond to the world’s worst crises...

Children and young people

War exacts a terrible toll on children and young people. They are murdered and wounded. They are...

Governance and rights

Many of today’s conflicts are the result of failed states and repressive or dysfunctional...

Economic recovery

When people are displaced by crisis, they often have to leave everything behind. When they return...

Health

An estimated 300 million people worldwide live in countries affected by armed conflict. When...

Urban refugees

For most people, the word ‘refugee’ conjures images of endless rows of white tents...

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