The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
At work today in over 40 and countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals and refugees various institutions in the country notably the government, community based organizations, the civil society and the private sector.
The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth. https://www.rescue.org/country/uganda. IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in Yumbe (and Lamwo), Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Moroto.
Given the conflict outbreak in South Sudan, IRC re-opened the Yumbe Field site office to support refugees being settled in Bidibidi, Imvepi and Omugo refugee settlement in Yumbe and Arua Districts respectively.
The IRC is currently in the process of expanding its programming to South Western Uganda – Nakivale, Oruchinga and Kyaka refugee settlements, to continue to provide life-saving services to conflict-affected and displaced refugee and host community.
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