The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people affected by humanitarian crises—including the climate crisis—to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. Founded at the call of Albert Einstein in 1933, the IRC is now at work in over 40 crisis-affected countries as well as communities throughout Europe and the Americas. We deliver lasting impact by providing health care, helping children learn, and empowering individuals and communities to become self-reliant, always seeking to address the inequalities facing women and girls.
The International Rescue Committee began work in Afghanistan in 1988. Their programs span eight provinces and reach millions, with additional support provided to Afghans who have fled to neighboring countries or who have been resettled in the United States.
The August 2021 Peace and HealingYoga and Meditation class led by Masuda Mohamadi raised over $5000 which, was sent to the International Rescue Committee to help them support Afghan people in crisis.