FINAL UPDATE: From Oct 16, 2020 to March 31, 2021, we raised a total of $421.86 for International Rescue Committee, and an additional $5 was donated towards charities fighting racial injustices! Thank you all so much for your support!
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The International Rescue Commitee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nonprofit organization. The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.
Current crises and issues that the IRC is focused on include:
Families escaping gang violence and persecution in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador have undertaken a dangerous journey to seek safety in the United States, and now face the threat of COVID-19. Central Americans and other people in danger have the right to request asylum in the U.S. without being criminalized, turned back, or separated from their children.
As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, people living in crisis will be hit hardest. The International Rescue Committee is scaling up our response to the coronavirus pandemic, providing lifesaving programs to vulnerable communities in over 40 countries worldwide, including the United States.
Malnutrition isn’t just hunger. It’s a life-threatening condition that can rob children of the opportunity to live full and healthy lives. The International Rescue Committee believes that we can help the over 50 million children suffering from acute malnutrition every year and save the lives of nearly a million children over the next decade.
The United States has a long tradition of offering refuge to those fleeing persecution and war. However, the Trump Administration, citing unfounded security concerns, put a travel ban in place, slashed refugee arrivals to their lowest levels ever, and separated families while criminalizing desperate people seeking asylum.
Across Syria, the International Rescue Committee provides lifesaving support to close to 1 million people—half of them are children—who are struggling to survive a war now in its ninth year.
Of the more than 70 million people displaced by crises around the world, half are children. Together, the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop are working – through COVID-19 and beyond – to help a generation at risk learn, grow, and thrive.
Read more about the International Rescue Committee's work here.