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The International Rescue Committee was founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein to assist opponents of Adolf Hitler. The IRC helps people fleeing racial, religious and ethnic persecution, as well as those uprooted by war and violence. Einstein redirects here. ... Hitler redirects here. ... Look up Persecution in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


At work in 25 countries, the IRC delivers lifesaving aid in emergencies, rebuilds shattered communities, cares for war-traumatized children, rehabilitates health care, water and sanitation systems, reunites separated families, restores lost livelihoods, establishes schools, trains teachers, strengthens the capacity of local organizations and supports civil society and good-governance initiatives. For refugees afforded sanctuary in the United States, IRC offices across the country provide a range of assistance aimed at helping new arrivals get settled, adjust and acquire the skills to become self-sufficient.


(Source: IRC website)


The IRC gives out an annual Freedom Award. The International Rescue Committee bestows its Freedom Award for extraordinary contributions to the cause of refugees and human freedom. ...


The current President of the International Rescue Committee is George Erik Rupp, formerly the President of Columbia University. George Erik Rupp (born 1942) is a U.S. educator. ...


External links

  • Official site
  • Official blog

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International Rescue Committee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (187 words)
The International Rescue Committee was founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein to assist opponents of Adolf Hitler.
At work in 25 countries, the IRC delivers lifesaving aid in emergencies, rebuilds shattered communities, cares for war-traumatized children, rehabilitates health care, water and sanitation systems, reunites separated families, restores lost livelihoods, establishes schools, trains teachers, strengthens the capacity of local organizations and supports civil society and good-governance initiatives.
The current President of the International Rescue Committee is George Erik Rupp, formerly the President of Columbia University.
International Rescue Committee (940 words)
The International Rescue Committee was founded at the request of Albert Einstein to assist opponents of Hitler.
The IRC and 10 other humanitarian aid and advocacy groups are cautioning against the deployment of forces from Serbia and Montenegro to Afghanistan to serve with NATO or Coalition Forces.
The IRC is working to reverse high levels of malnutrition, disease and mortality among Somali Bantus living in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northwestern Kenya.
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