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Our mission at IRC-UK is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster. We serve people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster, as well as the individuals and families who remain within their homes and communities. Our vision is to lead the humanitarian field by implementing high-impact, costeffective programmes for people affected by crisis, and by using our experience to shape policy and push for change.

Girls play inside IRC’s safe space in Nargazilia camp, northern Iraq.
Girls play inside IRC’s safe space in Nargazilia camp, northern Iraq.

We define success as the ability to help people survive, recover and gain control of their lives. Specifically, we measure success against the number of people who see improvement in the following five focus areas:

• Safety from physical, sexual and psychological harm;
• Reduced risk of ill health and better chances of recovery from ill health;
• Education in terms of literacy and numeracy, as well as foundational, vocational and life skills;
• Economic wellbeing by addressing basic material needs, income and asset growth;
• Giving people the power to influence decisions that affect their lives.

This report highlights how we have put this into practice.

Read our 2017 Annual Report

15,000+

women and girls supported through protection and empowerment programmes in Jordan

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The IRC's work in Jordan
3,500+

refugees supported through cash relief programmes in Greece

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The IRC in Greece
5,000+

children and youth supported through school and education programmes in Nigeria

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The IRC in Nigeria