The IRC helps people to survive, recover and rebuild their lives.
people whose lives have been upended by war, conflict and natural disasters
in countries where people don’t have the support they need to recover from crisis
within 72 hours, staying to help countries stabilize and people rebuild their lives
refugees welcomed by the United States, helping them to succeed and thrive
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Why the IRC
I support the IRC because I believe everyone should have an opportunity to seek a better future for themselves. My family had that opportunity and I’m so very grateful for it.Rami MalekActor and IRC Ambassador
Refugees are helping build back America
Refugees and other new Americans are keeping communities safe, advocating for justice and rebuilding our world.
- Nothing else will drive you other than purpose. For me, I imagine the person I’m trying to help."When Diana Muturia had to leave college and take a job cleaning homes, she thought she’d let her family down. Today, she’s using her experience to build an innovative new business.
- It felt almost like it gave me superpowers to be able to say, 'Hey, I'm not the only one who's trying to fight for something that's right.'"After George Floyd was killed and Black Lives Matter protests grew across the country in the summer of 2020, Fredrick Shema knew he wanted to do more.
- Everybody in the hospital works hard and has their own role. And everyone is important whether they are cleaning or they are the doctor or a nurse. "A single mom of two boys, Nabila Hamid works as an environmental service technician in a hospital while studying to become a nurse.