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More than 80 million people worldwide have been forced to flee from their homes – the highest number on record. Even as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, the number of people displaced by war, persecution or disaster continues to grow.

Solving today’s complex refugee crisis – and a triple emergency posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and economic upheaval – requires more than a new way of thinking. It calls for a revolution in humanitarian sector innovation and bold new partnerships. The IRC has set out to rise to this challenge.

Whether you are passionate about supporting a particular issue  or choose to become a member of The Fifty One – a group of visionary philanthropists – we will help you make the impact you are looking for.

By supporting the IRC, you can help drive progress in meeting the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time – at this moment of urgent and unmatched need.

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Why support the IRC?

For 87 years, the IRC has been helping the world’s most vulnerable people. As one of the only organisations that work across the entire arc of crisis – from warzones in Syria to low-income refugee-hosting communities in Uganda to working with refugees and displaced people in Europe and the United States – we support tens of millions of people throughout their journey to rebuild their lives.

The IRC’s gold standard of excellence in evidence-based humanitarian response also makes us uniquely positioned to help prevent COVID-19 from further destabilising communities around the world – and help build back better for the future.

Everything we do is based on world-class evidence

We believe people in need deserve programmes that are proven to make a significant impact. That’s why we’ve pledged to be the first non-government organisation to make sure all our interventions are either based on world-class evidence or contributing to the creation of that evidence base. As a philanthropic partner of the IRC, you’ll not only be funding work that makes a real, lasting difference to people’s lives, you’ll be helping to improve the effectiveness of the wider humanitarian sector.

We empower people to regain control of their futures

Conflict and disaster can strip away independence. We work to give back control by helping people take an active role in rebuilding their lives and their communities – whether that’s making sure their voices are heard and equally represented, dispersing cash grants so refugees can manage their own resources or working with microfinance institutions so small businesses grow and prosper. You can support us to help people help themselves, and make sure they emerge from crisis with hope and dignity. 

How will the IRC work with me?

At the IRC, our supporters are our partners. We have a small but experienced team of philanthropy professionals who are tapped into our technical humanitarian teams, dedicated to working with you to identify areas of shared interest and to guide your journey with us. 

We want to give you access and insight to the parts of the organisation that goes beyond the norm, so that together we can shape a transparent, transformational and long-term partnership. We look forward to working with you.

How can I contact the IRC?

To find out more about making a personal donation to the IRC, please email or call Rebecca La-Touche on [email protected] or +44 (0)7384 114169 (mobile).

If you’re interested in supporting us through a trust or foundation, please email or call Greg Hilditch on [email protected] or +44 (0)7468 696441 (mobile).