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

GRP at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27)

COP27 takes place in Sharm El Sheikh from 6 November to 18 November 2022.

RAIN – A new agriculture innovation challenge for East Africa

GRP and Shockwave Foundation are excited to announce the Resilient Agriculture Innovations for Nature (RAIN) Challenge. RAIN will be launched at the at the COP27 Resilience Hub on 12 November 2022.

The key solutions raised at the ‘Addressing Loss and Damage: Practical Action’ conference

Following on from our previous post, this blog outlines the practical solutions that emerged from discussions at the Addressing Loss and Damage conference.

The key challenges that emerged at the ‘Addressing Loss and Damage: Practical Action’ conference

In this blog we reflect on the key issues that emerged during a two-day conference on Loss and Damage, hosted by the Scottish Government, the High-Level Climate Champions and the Global Resilience Partnership that saw delegates from all over the world come together to discuss how talk about loss and damage can be turned into practical action.

Palm trees planted by Kadir's brother

Abdul Kadir leads local efforts to replant trees to regain livelihoods in Bangladesh

In Gabura Union, Bangladesh, we meet Abdul Kadir, a tree enthusiast who plants trees to create new livelihood opportunities and enhance natural ecosystems in his community. This is the fifth of the 'Voices from the Frontline (Phase-II)' stories by ICCCAD and GRP.