Ranked by our experts as the #5 nonprofit for international emergency response, International Rescue Committee was founded in 1933. The IRC is a global leader in emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. Learn about their impact below:
In 2010, the IRC restored hope and opportunity for millions of conflict-affected people around the world. Here’s a look at some of our recent achievements:
- We gave over 4.4 million people access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
- Our doctors, nurses and community health workers served nearly 14.5 million people with primary and reproductive health care. We vaccinated 210,000 children for measles and other childhood diseases and our IRC-supported clinics and hospitals helped 152,000 women deliver healthy babies.
- We trained over 6,000 educators and supported 2,300 schools attended by 373,000 children, over half of them girls. We provided and supported skills training for over 11,500 young people while nearly 12,000 children participated in IRC sponsored child-friendly spaces and children’s clubs.
- We counseled and cared for nearly 12,000 survivors of sexual violence and educated and mobilized over 2.5 million men, women and children to lead prevention efforts in their communities.
- We assisted over 17,200 refugees who departed from camps and cities in East Asia to enter the United States and build new lives.
- In the United States, we helped resettle some 9,600 newly arrived refugees and provided services to over 24,500 refugees, asylees, and victims of human trafficking.
(Learn more about them at: http://www.rescue.org/irc-fast-facts)
According to experts, the International Rescue Committee does high quality, evidence-based work in geographic areas where others will not. They have a track record of strong programming, particularly with with schools in refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) settings.
To learn more about the IRC’s work and to find out what the experts have to say about the organization’s work. Read the expert reviews here.