International Rescue Committee

About International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and help people to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded at the request of Albert Einstein, the organization offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees and displaced people forced to flee from war or disaster. The organization restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

Work area

Research, Advocacy, Education, Campaigns, Activism, Lobbying


We respond to the world’s worst humanitarian crises & help people to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Country Offices

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominica, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United States, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S., Yemen, Zimbabwe


Founded: 1933
Location (HQ): United States
Scope: Global
Focus area: Women, Children, Refugees, Health, Water, Poverty

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Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.