International Rescue Committee (IRC)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Poor access to education can undermine people’s potential to improve their lives. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides children, youth and adults with educational opportunities that help keep them safe and learning the skills they need to survive and thrive. The IRC's educational goals are: 1. Ensure that children aged 0 to 5 develop cognitive and social-emotional skills; 2. Ensure that school-aged children develop literacy, numeracy and social-emotional skills; 3. Ensure that youth and adults have high levels of livelihood, literacy, numeracy and social-emotional skills.

  • Year of Inception


  • Geo Focus

    Low- and middle-income countries

  • Financials

    Total operating revenues for 2016: $739,891,000. Spent for program expenses in 2016: $664,436,000, 16% of which were spent for education.

  • Outcomes 2016

    The IRC and its partners helped: 1.5M children with schooling and educational opportunities; 33K educators receive training; 11K+ schools get the support.

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International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

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