International Rescue Committee
Mission: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 23 US cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The San Diego IRC serves refugees that have been displaced by oppression or violent conflict worldwide. Many refugees have survived against incredible odds, arriving in the United States with hope and determination to rebuild their lives. In San Diego and 22 other regional offices across the country, the IRC offers crucial services to help individuals and families develop the skills to resume a productive and self-reliant life in their new community.
Some services include:
- Responding to crisis and restoring safety.
- Healing the sick and preventing disease.
- Protecting and empowering woman and girls.
- Taking care of children and reunifying families.
- Advocating for change.
- Resettling refugees in a new home.