What We Do

The IRC helps people fleeing racial, religious and ethnic persecution, as well as those uprooted by war and violence.

At the outbreak of an emergency, we provide sanctuary and lifesaving assistance: For refugees driven from their homes, we provide emergency assistance: water, food, shelter, sanitation and medical care. When the emergency has subsided, we enable people to rebuild their lives by providing education, training and economic assistance.

We help thousands of refugees resettle in the United States every year, and our offices across the country make sure that all new arrivals receive shelter, food and clothing. We also provide recently arrived refugees with translation services, English-language instruction, job training, employment services and other counseling.

Last, but not least, we are vocal public policy advocates, calling attention to critical issues affecting refugees around the world.

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