Spotlight on nominee International Rescue Committee

Nominee International Rescue Committee

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee International Rescue Committee, nominated by donor TdotWING. They help people affected by humanitarian crises to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. You can find their web site here.

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About nominee International Rescue Committee

"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 Malek, Actor and IRC Ambassador

Help Ukrainian Families

Over 2.8 million refugees have been forced to flee Ukraine. Help the IRC send vital supplies to displaced children and families.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine will have devastating consequences for the civilian population and humanitarian needs are expected to rise. Civilians in Ukraine are being targeted and fleeing their homes in what the United Nations calls the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II. The IRC and our partners in Ukraine and Poland are scaling up our response as the conflict escalates and even more people are uprooted.

  • On March 9, Russia bombed a children’s hospital and maternity ward in besieged Mariupol, Ukraine.
  • The IRC condemns this attack in the strongest possible terms, alongside the targeting of evacuation corridors, the breaches of ceasefires and the sieges of urban areas.
  • All violations of international humanitarian law must be investigated and perpetrators held to account.
  • The IRC and our partners in Ukraine are supporting evacuation efforts for women and children and assisting displaced people. We are also providing support to refugees in Poland.

So please visit the page of nominee International Rescue Committee to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And while the war in Ukraine is all most of us can absorb at the moment, remember that IRC is busily helping all over the world. Check out this important recent video message to the world from an Afghan aid worker: