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International Rescue Committee, Inc.
Established in 1955
Mission Statement: 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.
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Impacts & Achievements:
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CEO Salary: 0.09% of expenses
- Works in more than 40 countries
- In 2016, IRC helped out 26 million people
- IRC helped 24 million people gain access to primary health care (2016)
- Provided 3.8 million access to clean drinking water or sanitation (2016)
- Provided schooling and educational opportunities to 1.5 million children (2016)
How IRC is making a difference
The IRC aids people whose lives have been shattered by humanitarian crisis by rescuing them and helping them recover. They attempt to shape human rights policies and help break barriers for girls and young women.
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. This includes developing transformative strategies for treating malnourished children, particularly in the most remote areas. The IRC promotes women’s health by supporting skilled health workers who keep women and babies safe during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as increasing access to family planning for women in crisis zones, including long-acting methods.
The International Rescue Committee helps those who are recovering from conflict and disaster seek protection from harm, build safer communities, and understand their human rights. They do this by developing knowledge and skills of employers and employees to maintain a safe physical workplace as well as ensuring children are not physically, sexually, or psychologically abused, or neglected or exploited, within their homes.