Search form

Refugee Week & World Refugee Day 2018

Shakespeare's rallying cry for humanity

Half of the people in this film fled conflict. All of them stand with refugees.

Now it's your turn

Stand with refugees

Join the IRC's growing community


The Strangers' Case

The International Rescue Committee is teaming up with the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to reach back in history and take inspiration from the world’s most celebrated writer.

What country, by the nature of your error, should give you harbour?

William Shakespeare400 years ago, William Shakespeare's rallying cry for humanity called for empathy and compassion for French and Italian refugees who were banished from their homeland.

Our partners

Thank you to our partners for stepping up and standing with refugees during Refugee Week.