The American Refugee Committee has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the past 29 years.
The American Refugee Committee is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 29 years. ARC works with refugee communities in 7 countries around the world, helping people regain control of their lives. The people ARC serves have lost everything to events completely beyond their control. ARC provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection and whatever support we can to let people begin again.
ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities. We help people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC is committed to the delivery of programs that ensure measurable quality and lasting impact for the people we serve.
Every person who participates in an ARC program or project will have a better chance to take control of their life and achieve self sufficiency.
We strive to operate by the following guiding principles:
Ethics: We hold ourselves to the highest standards of transparency, accountability and ethical behavior.
Dignity: We preserve and enhance the dignity of the people we serve.
Optimism: We provide hope for those in need to have a better life.
Service: We use a participatory approach to enhance the delivery of our services that is appropriate and relevant to those we serve.
Self-sufficiency: We enhance the self-sufficiency of the people we serve and empower them to rebuild productive lives.
Advocacy: We advocate for the human needs of the people we serve and inspire the world community to respond to their needs.
Stewardship: We are stewards of the human and financial resources we have been given to ensure they serve those with great need