International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC helps people to survive, recover and rebuild their lives.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a legal, non-profit entity that helps people affected by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. IRC’s Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) programs helps people meet their most basic survival needs and diversify and sustain their livelihoods to enhance their resilience.

IRC works with communities to restore agricultural assets, restart production, improve skills and practices, support the improved management of natural resources, strengthen market systems, build climate resilience and disaster preparedness. IRC implements the ERD program in 30+ countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe and Latin America. The ERD Technical Unit supports innovative technology and piloting new approaches, which are rigorously tested and if proven to be effective and efficient (including cost-efficiency), they support scaling.

Latest news and articles

Call for Expressions of Interest – Scaling and Supporting Innovative Finance for Resilience in Fragile and Conflict-Prone Regions

Applications Now Open for the Race to Zero Youth Fellowship

If you are under 30 and want to contribute to ambitious work on climate action, apply for the Youth Fellowship.

The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) to Issue Call for ‘Bankable’ Climate Projects

Through DFCD, WWF is looking to help fellow impact makers seeking finance for bankable nature solutions.

One of the restored mangrove areas Phu Loc, Vietnam.

Getting a Grip on Nature’s Value in Developing Countries

Estimating the value of two ecosystem restoration activities in Vietnam

Nathanial Matthews Appointed CEO of the Global Resilience Partnership

On December 1st, Nathanial (Nate) Matthews will become CEO of the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP).