International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is the official humanitarian agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. Since its founding in 1992, IOCC has provided over $600 million in emergency relief and long-term development programs, without discrimination, to vulnerable families and communities in more than 60 countries. IOCC works in cooperation with the Orthodox Church and strengthens its capacity to respond to those in need. All assistance is provided solely on the basis of need, and benefits orphans, refugees and internally displaced persons, the elderly, school children, families and people with disabilities. IOCC helps people move from desperate circumstances to hope and economic self-sufficiency.