International Rescue Committee, Charity of the Day
The International Rescue Committee is one of the prominent non-profits advocating for refugee rights in the U.S. where newcomers often feel displaced and lonely. The IRC has responded to humanitarian emergencies and has fought against human trafficking and gender-based violence. Four of IRC's workers were killed in an August 13th ambush in Afghanistan; yet the organization continues to strive for peace all over the world, in war-torn Lebanon and rescue efforts in post-earthquake Pakistan. Above all, the organization founded in 1933 at Albert Einstein's behest has aimed to reorient displaced refugees and fight for refugee rights in multiple environments.