Abuk holds baby Nyirou, in Northern Bahr El Ghazal, South Sudan where flooding has destroyed their home and crops.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and rebuild.
Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, we first helped people fleeing violence and persecution in Europe.
Today, we work in over 40 crisis-affected countries. We deliver aid in the top-ten most fragile states and the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. We strive to be on the ground, even in the hardest-to-reach places, within 72 hours of a sudden crisis and aim to stay as long as we are needed.
We also help refugees and other vulnerable people integrate into their new communities across dozens of places in Europe - including the UK - and the Americas.
The IRC provides health care, helps children learn, and empowers individuals and communities to become self-reliant, always with a focus on the unique needs of women and girls.