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The International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and rebuild.

Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, we first helped people fleeing violence and persecution in Europe find safety in the United States.

Today, we work in over 40 crisis-affected countries — bringing ingenuity, fortitude, and optimism to make a lasting impact for the people we serve. We arrive at the onset of crisis and aim to stay as long as we are needed. We also help refugees and other vulnerable people integrate into their new communities across dozens of cities in Europe and the Americas.

The IRC provides health care, helps children learn, and empowers individuals and communities to become self-reliant, always with a focus on the unique needs of women and girls.

Current Exhibitions Supported by The International Rescue Committee

The Hands that Make a Home

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2

Presented by The International Rescue Committee

The Hands That Make a Home is a visual story about what happens when four refugees and a migrant rebuild home with the help of their new community.

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