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More than 80 years after Albert Einstein helped create the IRC, the number and intensity of humanitarian crises across the globe warrant a dose of Einstein-inspired innovation. Our strategic plan — IRC 2020 — answers that call.

The IRC has grown because our teams have gone to the toughest places, done cutting-edge research, developed in-depth knowledge, and forged vital relationships with local governments. Today our 191 field offices in over 30 crisis-torn countries are helping communities to survive conflict and rebuild and recover from war and natural disaster. From health care to education to protection for women and girls, the IRC is there.

The IRC also works in 29 cities in the United States, helping newly arrived refugees adjust to life in America and make a contribution to their new country.