IRD's mission is to reduce the suffering of the world's most vulnerable groups and provide tools and resources needed to increase their self-sufficiency.
We accomplish our mission by implementing targeted cost-effective relief and development programs that improve the lives of these vulnerable groups.
IRD, a charitable, non-profit, non-governmental organization, focuses its operations in regions of the world that present social, political and technical challenges. IRD specializes in facilitating and supporting assistance that is tailored specifically to those most in need.
Facts about IRD:
IRD was founded by Dr. Arthur B. Keys, Jr. in 1998;
IRD provides more than $150 million annually in humanitarian assistance to Africa, Asia, the Balkans, Latin America, the Middle East and the Newly Independent States;
Since 1998, IRD has provided nearly half a billion dollars in humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations around the world;
Currently IRD is implementing or developing assistance programs in 24 countries; and
IRD provides cost-effective relief and development programs in five core sectors and Special Projects.
IRD works in collaboration with a wide range of organizations in the design and implementation of humanitarian relief and development aid programs, including U.S. and foreign government agencies, bilateral and international donor organizations, international finance organizations, faith-based organizations, advocacy groups, international and local NGOs, and U.S. corporations. – less–ZoomInfo