The IRC’s Life-Changing Impact


The IRC helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.  Read more about who they are >

Rescuing lives

IRC teams provide health care, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children. Every year, the IRC resettles thousands of refugees in 29 U.S. cities.  Discover the places where they work >

THEIR commitment

When an emergency arises, the IRC arrives on the scene within 72 hours with urgently needed supplies and expertise that protect people caught in the midst of chaos. They commit to stay as long as they are needed, helping survivors to heal, recover and rebuild their communities to be stronger, more stable and more democratic.  In the United States, the IRC has helped hundreds of thousands of refugees thrive in the country that gave them sanctuary and a new beginning.  See their impact >

From the first moment the IRC hits the ground they work toward lasting solutions. Building local capacity and self-sufficiency -- and promoting human rights, participation and accountability -- are at the core of all of their innovative programs.  Learn more about their work >

Using donations wisely

The IRC is consistently awarded high marks by charity watchdog groups and respected publications for their efficient use of financial support and the effectiveness of their work. Of every $1 the IRC spends, more than 90¢ goes to programs and services that directly benefit refugees and communities affected by war or disaster.  View their annual report and financial information >  

Be a part of their work

Make a gift, attend IRC events, advocate for change, fundraise for the IRC, work with them as a volunteer or employee, alert your online network about how the IRC helps during a headline-grabbing crisis.  There are many ways to rescue a life.  Choose yours >

The IRC and Kensho

Kensho is proud to be partnering with the IRC based on their depiction of the organization in the film and has committed a percentage of the film's net profits to the IRC's efforts around the world.

In addition to generous consultation and materials, the IRC granted the production invaluable access to shoot at their headquarters in Manhattan.


Brad Raider, Kaley Ronayne, Katie Erbe, and Sahr Ngaujah at the IRC Freedom Awards, Waldorf Astoria, NYC - November 6th, 2013

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