The number of people displaced by conflict around the world is now the highest it has ever been since World War II.
In Nigeria, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Yemen and elsewhere, conflict and natural disaster have uprooted millions and put the lives of millions more at risk. The Syrian conflict rages into its seventh year, and fighting in neighbouring Iraq forces thousands more to leave their homes.
Many of the 21 million refugees across the world will spend years in exile. Most will never return home. Instead they will rebuild their lives as best they can in foreign cities, towns and villages alongside local populations.
Wherever they resettle, the IRC is there to help. We provide vital aid that makes an immediate difference in the lives of the most vulnerable.
We also provide economic support, education and skills training that help refugees not just survive but to recover and thrive. And we work to unite refugees, displaced people and their host communities so all may prosper.