International Rescue Committee

Rating: 4.73 stars   92 reviews


122 E 42nd St New York NY 10168 USA


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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Rating: 5 stars  

Have done a number of evaluations for major donors in the last few years, and thus had an opportunity to see the IRC at work in both Asia and Africa. Their expertise across a wide range of humanitarian needs is impressive, and their persistence is legendary. From educational programs in the most dire refugee camps to reproductive health services for women fleeing violence, the IRC shows up where aid is most needed. Salaries are low, compared to those of the international organizations doing comparable work, but the staff's commitment shows that it's the mission that motivates, not the paycheck....

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Pakistan, Mozambique, DR Congo, Sudan

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change can only come from inside, should it be needed

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