Since 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has been a global leader in rapid response and durable solutions for people affected by forced displacement, conflict, or crisis. With an active presence in more than 30 countries, the IRC has an exceptional capacity to develop and implement interventions to address these populations’ needs in the areas of economic wellbeing, health, safety, education, and governance.

Keeping in mind cities' unique resilience needs, the IRC works with 100RC member cities to help them humanely accommodate or otherwise integrate influxes of displaced populations into the cities’ social, economic, and cultural fabric in a manner that enhances overall resilience of the host city. Be it through strengthening local markets or making cities more inclusive, the IRC helps cities in not only responding to influxes, but by using the response to support existing urban systems and helping displaced populations become part of what makes a resilient city.