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International Rescue Committee, Inc.

aka IRC   |   New York, NY   |  www.rescue.org

Mission

The mission of the IRC is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.

Ruling year info

1955

Principal Officer

Mr. David Miliband

Main address

122 E 42nd St

New York, NY 10168 USA

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EIN

13-5660870

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Migration, Refugee Issues (Q71)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and rebuild. We work in over 50 crisis-affected countries, bringing ingenuity, fortitude and optimism to making a lasting impact for the people we serve. We arrive at the onset of crisis and aim to stay as long as we are needed. We also help refugees and other vulnerable people integrate into their new communities across dozens of cities in Europe and the Americas. In our crisis-response, humanitarian, development, and resettlement work, we support people and communities caught in crisis in five areas of their lives: ensuring safety from harm, improving health, increasing access to education, improving economic well-being, and ensuring people have the power to influence decisions that affect their lives. Across all five of these areas of our programming, we work to tackle gender inequality in order to understand and address the unique needs and barriers to

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Economic well-being

The IRC provides direct assistance for people as they try to feed their families and find a safe place to live, and we work to improve livelihoods opportunities for long-term economic wellbeing.

The IRC ensures that:
- people in crisis areas have what they need to survive - including food, water, shelter and basic household items - without falling into debt or resorting to desperate measures
- people resettled in the United States have what they need to rebuild their lives and grow their assets
- people can become self-sufficient by engaging in safe and decent work and by managing and saving their resources
- women have the decision-making power to safely use and control resources

Population(s) Served

Lack of access to education and poor quality of available schools can undermine people’s potential to have successful futures. The IRC provides children, youth and adults with safe, quality educational opportunities that help them learn the skills they need to survive and thrive.

The IRC ensures that:
- children aged 0 to 5 develop cognitive and social-emotional skills
- school-aged children develop literacy, numeracy and social-emotional skills
- youth and adults have high levels of livelihood, literacy, numeracy and social-emotional skills
- children, youth, and adults have regular access to safe and functional education services

Population(s) Served

Poor health can undermine people’s potential to improve their lives, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Rescue Committee helps those who are experiencing or recovering from conflict and disaster reduce their risk of falling ill and receive treatment when they do get sick.

The IRC ensures that:
- children are treated for and protected from the leading causes of death, including pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and malnutrition
- people receive the wide-ranging support they need to manage long-term health conditions, access affordable, high-quality food and live and work in safe and healthy environments
- women and girls have access to reproductive health services
- people are emotionally and mentally healthy
- people have access to clean water and sanitation
- people are well-served by health institutions

Population(s) Served

The IRC has 28 offices across the United States that support newly arrived refugees by providing immediate aid, including food, housing and medical attention.

Each resettlement office serves as a free, one-stop center for refugees’ needs during their pivotal first months in the U.S. Through a network of staff members and volunteers, the IRC helps refugees learn about life and customs in America, secure jobs, learn English, and become citizens. We provide most of the basic things they need to restart their lives here and we help them overcome cultural barriers so that their adjustment is as easy as possible.

Through community gardening, nutrition education and small-business farming, the IRC's New Roots program gives hundreds of refugee farmers the tools and training they need to grow healthy and affordable food and become self-sufficient.

Population(s) Served

Women and girls - particularly in places affected by crisis - face discrimination, violence, and a lack of equal opportunities that threaten their lives and rob them of their potential. But with the right support and investment, they can change their own future and uplift entire communities. The IRC is proud to fight for a world where women and girls have an equal chance to succeed.

The IRC is working to break down barriers for women and girls and ensure gender equality is a cornerstone of all of our programs. We work with women and girls of all ages to help them thrive. And we rigorously measure the impact of IRC programs and share what we’ve learned with other organizations. Narrowing the gender gap calls for addressing inequalities within our own organization through our hiring practices and how we operate day-to-day, and we have created a Gender, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Action Plan to help measure our progress.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

IRC IMPACT ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD) : 15 countries supported through ECD; 117,645 caregivers enrolled in ECD-parenting support programs; 176,936 children enrolled in ECD programs

Number of clients who report that services/supports are available when needed, even in a crisis

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The IRC served 32,900,000 people in countries affected by crisis

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The IRC’s goal is to make our programs a model for the highest global standards. We aim to deliver high-quality, client-centered, cost-effective programs—on our own and with local partners. We will combine the best available research with client driven insights. This is how we reshape the way the world aids those in need. We want empowerment and lasting change to be the norm not just for the people we serve, but for all those who are caught in crisis—including the climate crisis.

The IRC will increase the number of people we reach with our work, not just through our direct programming, but also by leveraging our resources and technical expertise to empower and strengthen local support systems.

The IRC will combine our sector-leading research and data-driven evidence with client-driven local contextual knowledge to deliver the highest quality humanitarian, development, and resettlement programming possible.

The IRC will share our best ideas and use our influence around the world to improve the lives of all people affected by crisis. We will ensure the highest quality teams by strengthening our ability to attract, retain and train an inclusive global workforce that represents the communities we serve.

The IRC will secure flexible, stable, diverse funding, which will allow us to make stronger investments in the people we serve and better respond to the needs of the people we serve.

Since the International Rescue Committee was first founded in 1933, our global team of more than 20,000 staff have helped people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and crisis survive, recover, and regain control over their lives.

The IRC is known for its relentless commitment to innovation, trusted ability to reach the toughest places, and lasting impact for those it serves.

The last year has been a time of immense challenge for the International Rescue Committee’s clients, with crises driven by conflict, climate change and economic shocks on the rise around the world. With a brutal war in Ukraine, floods in Pakistan, an earthquake in southern Türkiye, and protracted crises from Syria to Nigeria and Myanmar, more than 110 million people are fleeing for their lives from conflict or natural disasters.

The IRC has not only directly met the needs of our clients, but has focused on testing innovative solutions to advance the humanitarian sector as a whole. The IRC is one of the largest single contributors to impact evidence in humanitarian settings, having initiated or completed 286 research and innovation projects.

In 2022, the IRC:
- Reached 32.9 million people in countries affected by crisis
- Provided over 8 million primary health consultations
- Served over 3 million people with water supplies
- Reached 1.4 million people with cash assistance or vouchers
- Enrolled over 800,000 children and youth in learning programs
- Admitted over 500,000 people for nutrition services
- Resettled over 300,000 clients
- Supported over 100,000 children through IRC safe spaces and protection programs
- Supported over 40,000 women survivors of gender-based violence with counseling

Following the escalation of the war between Russia and Ukraine, the IRC has helped over 500,000 Ukrainians trying to survive. In Pakistan, following devastating floods, the IRC helped 700,000 flood survivors within five weeks. After an earthquake shook southern Türkiye and fragile northern Syria, IRC teams on the ground had helped over 25,000 people get essential items like food, clothing and household supplies within the first month of our response.

The IRC’s existing local connections, experienced emergency teams, thoughtful approach and incredibly generous donor community allows the IRC to provide this quality of support in the moments it is needed most.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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International Rescue Committee, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Timothy Geithner


Board co-chair

Ms. Sally Susman

Pfizer Inc.

Term: 2019 - 2025

Clifford Asness

AQR Capital Management

Sally Susman

Pfizer Inc.

Eduardo Mestre

Evercore Partners

Timothy Geithner

Warburg Pincus

Maureen White

Johns Hopkins University

David Miliband

International Rescue Committee

Mona Sutphen

The Vistria Group

Merryl Tisch

SUNY Board of Trustees

George Biddle

World Connect

Michael O'Neill

No affiliation

Kathleen Pike

Columbia University Medical Center

Pamela Saunders-Albin

No affiliation

François-Xavier de Mallmann

Goldman Sachs

Cheryl Cohen Effron

Conjunction Fund

Becca Heller

International Refugee Assistance Project

Maria Hummer-Tuttle

No affiliation

Steven Klinsky

New Mountain Capital

Jillian Muller

No affiliation

Joshua Steiner

Bloomberg, L.P.

Masood Ahmed

Center for Global Development

Titilola Banjoko

IRC-UK Board Chair

Laurence Fink

BlackRock

Udi Grofman

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Uzodinma Iweala

The Africa Center

Matthew Johnson

Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole LLP

Andrew Klaber

Bedford Ridge Capital

Janet Napolitano

UC Berkeley

Kathrin Jungehülsing

TolaData GmbH

Leah Joy Zell

Lizard Investors, LLC

Prakash Melwani

Blackstone

Kerwin Charles

Yale School of Management

Victoria Foley

New York Peace Institute

Kenneth French

Dartmouth College

Viet Thanh Nguyen

University of Southern California

Abraham Verghese

Stanford University

Christina Kirby

No affiliation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/17/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data