International Rescue Committee Hellas
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, the IRC aims to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
In response to the influx of refugees in Greece, the IRC Hellas has been working in Greece since June 2015, starting its operations in Lesvos and later expanding them into Northern Greece and Attica. On Chios & Samos, the IRC currently implements a Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support program in Chios & Vathi town where the Mental Health Centers are located. Other programs of IRC in Greece are Employment Integration, Emergency response, SMS in Kara Tepe, Lesvos island, Child Protection and Gender Based Violence.