International Rescue Committee UK is part of the IRC global network, which has its headquarters in New York and London. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 22 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC also helps refugees resettle in the US and become self-sufficient.
The IRC also has offices in:
The IRC’s office in Washington, DC maintains relations with US government offices, especially those that support some of the IRC's programmes. The IRC meets regularly with decision-makers on both sides of the political aisle, and in both the Executive branch and Congress, to raise issues of concern and advocate for change in US government policies. The IRC is also active working in coalitions and with other non-governmental organisations. Members of the IRC’s Government Relations and Advocacy Department in Washington, DC also plan and guide the IRC’s global advocacy efforts. The Washington, DC office houses staff from the IRC’s international programmes department and the Women’s Refugee Commission.
Established in Brussels in 2001, IRC Belgium serves as a representative office for the IRC global network in relation to European institutions. Working closely with IRC-UK, it provides support to IRC affiliates and field offices on European Commission policies and procedures.
First established in 1956, the IRC Geneva office represents the IRC with Geneva-based refugee and displaced person-focused organisations, most significantly the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In addition to playing a coordination and information-sharing role, the Geneva office also hosts the Protection Surge Capacity Project, which recruits, orients and trains protection officers for secondment to UNHCR field programmes worldwide.