The International Rescue Committee (IRC), founded at the request of Albert Einstein to assist opponents of Adolf Hitler, helps people fleeing racial, religious and ethnic persecution as well as those uprooted by war and violence. The IRC, with a staff from 40 countries, is a global organization. International institutions, governments and individual donors support the organization. Recently, the European Commission and individual European nations contributed substantial funding to assist IRC humanitarian aid projects.
"International Rescue Committee,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 4
, Article 29.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol4/iss3/29