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International Rescue Committee

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122 E 42nd St New York NY 10168 USA

Mission:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

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Irc is operational in 18 countries throughout africa providing relief, rehabilitation and post conflict support to communities in the midst of, or recently recovering from, conflict, violence, and natural disasters. Throughout west africa, in nigeria, ivory coast, liberia, and sierra leone, irc works in close cooperation with government and local communities to provide postconflict assistance that rebuilds communities and institutions devastated by decades of civil war. Irc was recently one of the foremost organizations in the ebola crisis response. In burundi, rwanda, uganda, tanzania, and zimbabwe, irc works with refugees, returnees, and host communities to ensure that critical support reaches those most in need. Irc programs in south sudan,car and dr congo help communities recover from conflict, chronic poverty, and government instability. Irc provides relief and post conflict development in kenya,somalia and ethiopia. Irc programming in mali,niger and chad provides lifesaving assistance during drought emergencies as well as periods of political instability and armed conflict.

irc also worked in the middle east, northern caucasus, and haiti in fy 2014. Irc is present in yemen to provide support for those whose lives and families have been disrupted by the ongoing political tumult and ensuing violence in the country, particularly with respect to sanitation and child nutrition. In the northern caucasus irc assists women and girls by partnering with local organizations that raise awareness of gender-based violence and provide care for survivors. In the middle east, irc is calling attention to the plight of those uprooted by turmoil in syria and doing our part to support thousands of syrian refugees in iraq, jordan, lebanon and turkey. Additionally irc implements programs in iraq for internally displaced individuals. Irc provides medical aid, helps women and girls who have been victims of violence, and ensures that refugees have access to their legal rights. In haiti, the irc is focused on providing education and support to children and youth, as well as attending to programs of water and sanitation.

in fy 2014, irc worked in afghanistan, pakistan, myanmar, thailand, malaysia, and philippines. In afghanistan, irc focuses on providing returning refugees and internally displaced afghans with shelter, water and sanitation, and restoring the nations health, infrastructure and economy. In myanmar, irc provides humanitarian assistance focusing on health, water and sanitation, livelihoods and social development. Irc aids over 140,000 refugees in camps along the thai myanmar border, providing drinking water and food as well other basic services. Support for displaced individuals and families in irc centers throughout thailand and malaysia. In pakistan, irc is rebuilding homes, schools, roads and other infrastructure, in addition to providing educational programming through the pakistan reading project. In philippines, irc works through partnership with local organizations to provide economic and reconstruction assistance to people affecting by recent devastating typhoons.

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Dear Friend,

On April 14th, 2014, two years ago, over 276 school girls were
kidnapped from their dormitory by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
These girls were studying for their exams and in the middle of the
night armed men ripped them from their beds, and most of these girls
are predominantly Christians in northern Nigeria.

Educated girls will save the world and now we must save them. The
future of Nigeria and the world depends on the rescue of all of these
girls and the stabilization of the country.

It is unconscionable for World leaders to be silent any longer. We
want you to demand that the Nigerian Government take action and rescue
the Chibok girls from the hands of these dreaded terrorist group.

The government of the day is currently doing nothing about saving these girls.

We urgently need your contributions, donations, support, efforts and
actions to speed up our effort to rescue and save these 276 girls NOW.
No amount of assistance, donation,support and effort is too small at this point in need to rescue our girls.

Sincerely,
Hadiza Bala Usman
Coordinator Bring Back Our Girls
www.bringbackourgirls.ng
hadizausmanbala@gmail.com


 
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I recently went on a field trip with IRC to Haiti. Despite the devastation caused by the earthquake, I was uplifted and inspired by the work that IRC has accomplished. Safe shelters, clean water, clean latrines, families reunited, and the tools and training to allow the Haitian people to help themselves and rebuild. It was a lesson in emergency assistance without creating dependency. IRC deserves the number one ranking in global NGOs.

 
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The IRC delivers year after year, helping those most in need and taking them from harm to home. Dollars donated go to the front lines, helping people directly. The IRC is an exceptionally well run organization.

 
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The IRC maximizes donor dollars to bring help to those most in need throughout the world and also helps immigrants to the US re-settle - providing assistance throughout the transition from "harm to home". We feel that our contributions to the IRC provide superior returns on investment and empower people throughout the world through humanitarian efforts.

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tell more people about the important work that they do.

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I would recommend the IRC to my friends as one of the best charities for humanity worldwide.

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I would not make changes.

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I've supported the IRC for several years now and I've been very impressed with all aspects of our relationship. They do a great job of communicating how resources are spent, and I am a big fan of how they approach the difficult problems they tackle, e.g., involving local resources as much as possible to minimize the chance that they leave a void when they exit.

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My husband and I have supported the IRC for over 5 years. We feel that the IRC is an unbelievably well run organization. They do a wonderful job keeping donors up to date on the status of the various countries and communities they support.

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I have supported IRC for 15 years as a corporate and personal donor. I have visited their operations in nations in conflict and in the US harm to home program. My daughter and several friends have worked for IRC as employees and volunteers. By every measure, IRC is the best of the best - no frills, pragmatic, non-sectarian, non-political, efficient, thoughtful and courageous. By supporting IRC, I am helping people in desperate need and at the same time, projecting US values in the best way possible. The IRC will remain our principal charity recipient and will receive a bequest.

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Increase outreach to US corporations doing business abroad.

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I started out as a volunteer in the IRC's Baltimore office. After such a great experience there, I became a donor to the organization, and have been donating for years. They get help to those who need it most, and I know my donation is being put to good work.

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Make sure more people know about it. People know other large NGO's, and the IRC should be among those who people know off the top of their heads.

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We are greatful our family is able to contribute to such a wonderful organization . Thank you IRC for providing aid to so many, & for using our donations in the Most efficient way!

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The aid the IRC provides targets the most tragic situations in the world. It is a natural place to start our giving to help those in need.

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Raise the awareness. I am surprised at how few people have heard of the IRC.

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