IRC (International Rescue Committee)
About Us

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) intervenes in the most severe humanitarian crises globally, providing essential aid and transformative assistance to individuals striving to survive and reconstruct their lives. Established in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC delivers life-saving support to refugees compelled to escape from conflict or disaster. Operating in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we aim to reinstate safety, dignity, and hope for millions facing displacement and enduring hardship. Guided by the mission to lead individuals from harm to home, the IRC commenced its country program in Afghanistan in 1988. Our initiatives encompass a spectrum from humanitarian relief to early recovery and development activities, concentrating on child protection, education, economic well-being, health, and power. Operating in 10 provinces across Afghanistan, including some of the most security-volatile areas, the IRC employs a workforce of over 1000 individuals.


Compliance with Policies:


Adherence to the IRC WAY (our standards for professional conduct) is a collective responsibility for all engaged in advancing the IRC’s mission. We are obligated to uphold the IRC Way and Safeguarding Policies consistently. The IRC maintains a zero-tolerance approach to violations of the IRC Code of Conduct, including safeguarding breaches by staff, consultants, contractors, volunteers, interns, suppliers, vendors, sub-grantees/partners, implementing partners, or any other affiliates.