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The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.

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Thu, 12/22/2016
Thousands of children in war-torn Aleppo are trapped without food, water or medical care as the city collapses from many months of intense aerial bombing. The carnage took the lives of 16-year-old... Read more
Posted by International Rescue Committee on
Mon, 03/28/2016
“Our girls are sitting at home doing nothing!” exclaimed Kabira, a Syrian mother of four daughters who now lives in a camp in Iraq. “They should be in school, so we are planning a demonstration.” The... Read more
Posted by International Rescue Committee on
Tue, 02/23/2016
She’s sitting with a group of other girls inside a women and girls' center in Lebanon’s Bekka Valley, listening intently to a discussion about building trusting relationships with parents. She’s here... Read more
Posted by International Rescue Committee on
Mon, 01/25/2016
The IRC works with children such as Amir, an 11 year old displaced Iraqi boy suffering from mental disabilities whose parents feel unequipped to manage his behavior, and Sheelan, a 16-year old Syrian... Read more
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Tue, 12/22/2015
Sometimes, music speaks when words fail. That’s what a group of Syrian girls discovered through music classes run by the International Rescue Committee. “Expressing yourself through music can be more... Read more
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Mon, 11/30/2015
Photo courtesy Adrea Falcon, IRC Syrian refugee boys gleefully don masks and play games, briefly escaping the stress and violence they face working on the streets of Beirut. Maher (center), an... Read more
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Tue, 10/20/2015
Nine-year-old Dilovan and his family were forced to flee the violence in Syria and find refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Koya Town, where there was no school available for refugees. When the IRC worked... Read more