International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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International Rescue Committee (IRC)


International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a nonprofit focused on international migration and refugee issues. With $730m in revenue and 2147 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 1955, International Rescue Committee (IRC) is headquartered in New York, NY. The organization is notable for its healthy financials, spending 87% directly on its programs. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $730m.

This profile was created with publicly available data obtained from the Internal Revenue Service and the nonprofit organization’s website. ALMA has no affiliation with this organization and has not independently verified this information or otherwise vetted the charity.

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The International Rescue Committee responds to the worlds worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Program 1

$270m annual program spend • In Africa, the IRC worked in 19 countries to respond to new and ongoing crises in the region. In East Africa, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, the IRC provided life-saving aid in response to conflict and during periods of severe drought, and strengthened health, water, and sanitation systems throughout the region. In North and West Africa, including Libya, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote D Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, the IRC strengthened health systems and additionally implemented programs to protect vulnerable populations, particularly women and children. The IRC in the Great Lakes region, in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania, worked with local and national partners to help rebuild communities impacted by violence, and put in place rapid-response mechanisms to provide life-saving support to those in need.

Program 2

$143m annual program spend • In the Middle East, the IRC worked in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. Through local partnerships, the IRC delivered aid inside Syria, and additionally supported Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. The IRC also delivered programs in the Kurdish Region of Iraq and aided Iraqi refugees through the region. The IRC, along with the Sesame Workshop, implemented a large-scale childhood development intervention aimed at improving early Reading, math, and social-emotional skills of children. It is the largest early childhood intervention in the history of humanitarian response.

Program 3

$78.8m annual program spend • In Asia, the IRC responded to the primary and reproductive health needs of internally displaced persons, refugees, and host communities across Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Thailand. In Afghanistan, the IRC also provided shelter, water, and sanitation services to internally displaced persons and returning refugees from Pakistan. In Pakistan, the IRC supported thousands of students through the Pakistan Reading Project. In Myanmar, the IRC supported hard-to-reach populations through the delivery of health, livelihoods, and economic recovery programs, and in Thailand, the IRC continued to provide health services to individuals and families residing in camps.

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In conflict zones like Yemen and Syria, parents are trying to keep their children alive in the midst of skyrocketing levels of violence. Around the world, families are trying to escape the dangers of hunger, religious persecution and civil war.

The IRC is on the frontlines and we need your support. Give now to TRIPLE your gift.

•$56 can provide 30 warm blankets
•$108 can provide 24 families with temporary shelter
•$200 can provide clothing, blankets and boots for 3 families

Your gift will help us reach refugees in the U.S. and around the world. Because of you, we can help bring a sense of home to these families in need this holiday season.

All gifts, up to $50,000 will be match by 11:59pm PST on 12/25/2019.

All gifts, up to $50,000 will be match by 11:59pm PST on 12/25/2019.

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Grants made

These are some of the grants International Rescue Committee (IRC) has made in recent years to other charities.


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Api Chaya

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Church World Service

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark

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1 grant(s) totaling $254k


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2 grant(s) totaling $222k


Weave Incorporated

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Lao Family Community Development

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2 grant(s) totaling $408k

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Catholic Family Service

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2 grant(s) totaling $387k

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