We are happy to announce a monetary contribution to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future. For over 83 years, IRC has responded to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Thank you IRC staff around the global for all of your efforts to help make this world better! At BEZA.NET, helping others is a vital part of our philosophy. Every day, we work hard investing resources in the areas most important to our business, customers and our communities. We salute all of the people at IRC for their continued care and sacrifice to help children and their families devastated by conflict and disaster of no fault of their own.
At the end of World War II, the IRC initiated emergency relief programs, like this food distribution center in Berlin, and began refugee resettlement in Europe. Photo: IRC
In 1956, the IRC began relief and resettlement efforts for thousands of Hungarian refugees who were uprooted when a revolt against Soviet rule was crushed by the Red Army. Photo: IRC
In the 1960s, the IRC’s first resettlement office outside of New York opened in Miami, to assist Cuban refugees fleeing the Castro dictatorship. Photo: IRC
When 200,000 Angolans escaped their country’s colonial government during the war of independence in 1962, the IRC launched its first programs in Africa. Photo: Nick Erjavec/IRC
From 1954 to 1975, the IRC worked aiding Vietnamese refugees displaced by conflict. Following the Vietnam War, the IRC took a lead role in the largest refugee resettlement program in American history. Photo: IRC
Within weeks of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the IRC rushed to aid Afghan refugees who poured into Pakistan. More than three decades later, we continue to provide to a country still riddled by conflict. Photo: IRC
The IRC began work in the former Yugoslavia in 1992 following the ethnic cleansing carried out by the Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 1993, we’ve resettled over 20,000 refugees from the Balkans in the U.S. Photo: Elizabeth Rappaport/IRC
In 1994, as a result of the Rwandan genocide and civil war, the IRC established emergency programs to aid Rwandan refugees. In the years following, the IRC helped to reunite families separated in the chaos. Photo: IRC
After a tsunami hit Indonesia on December 26, 2004, our mobile relief teams arrived to provide emergency aid to those affected–including providing child friendly spaces for children displaced by the disaster. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC
As the conflict in Darfur displaced thousands, the IRC was one of the only organizations assisting refugees pouring into Chad at the beginning of the conflict. More than a decade years later, millions remain displaced. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC
Since the outbreak began in 2014, IRC has been on the forefront of the fight to stem the spread of the Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia. We’re working closely with local partners to help communities rebuild and recover. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC
IRC deployed an emergency team to the Greek island of Lesbos in July 2015 to aid thousands of refugees arriving to Europe from Turkey. We continue to work in Europe and in the Syrian region to assist Syrian refugees fleeing their country’s brutal civil war. Photo: Tyler Jump/IRC