As the war in Syria hits its 4-year mark on March 15, humanitarian needs have never been greater. Satellite images show that 83 percent of the lights have gone out in Syria since the conflict began, plunging streets, homes and hospitals into darkness. Satellite image courtesy of Xi Li/withSyria http://www.Rescue.org/Syria
More than 45 million people worldwide have been uprooted from home by conflict and natural disaster. At work in more than 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, the IRC helps millions of people each year to survive and rebuild their lives, leading the way from harm to home. Watch these videos to learn more about the IRC.
The scale and severity of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is unprecedented. The International Rescue Committee is working around-the-clock to help stop Ebola with alert systems, contact tracing and community awareness. Watch these videos to learn more about the Ebola crisis and the IRC’s emergency response. Help save lives. Donate to the IRC’s Ebola crisis response now: https://www.rescue.org/donate/ebola
At work in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. Take a look at our work around the world, and hear directly from the families we serve.
An International Rescue Committee emergency team is in eastern Ukraine to respond to an alarming rise in humanitarian needs. There are reports of growing violence after the cease-fire between government and rebel forces failed to hold. Nearly a year of fighting has upended the lives of more than five million people. Learn more: http://www.rescue.org/blog/ukraine-crisis-ircs-humanitari...
Three years of civil war in Syria has uprooted 9 million people. The IRC is assisting more than 2 million refugees as well as those trapped by violence inside the country. Watch these videos to understand the gravity of the Syria crisis and to see how the IRC is helping to save lives.
The escalating violence in Iraq has forced 2 million people to flee their homes. The IRC is on the ground providing emergency health care, clean water and other vital aid to Iraqi refugees and to other families impacted by the worsening conflict. Watch these videos to learn more about the humanitarian crisis and our emergency response.
On Nov. 8, 2013, one of the strongest storms in recorded history, Typhoon Haiyan, struck the Philippines, disrupting the lives of more than 14 million people. The IRC deployed its emergency response team immediately after the storm subsided. Working closely with aid agencies from the Philippines, we launched relief interventions and began planning long-term recovery efforts. The videos in this playlist bear witness to the tremendous progress that has been made in the communities the IRC helped rebuild. Learn more: http://www.Rescue.org/TyphoonHaiyan
Watch these videos to hear from our president, dedicated IRC staff and our passionate spokespeople about their experiences with the IRC. Hear about what they’ve learned, how they’ve been impacted by our lifesaving work, and why they want to raise awareness about humanitarian crises around the world.