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Fri, 27/09/2013 - 10:47
Recorded Social Good Summit panel: Syria: Refugees, Faith & the Citizen Voice "Never underestimate the importance of bearing witness. The ability of social media to help bear witness to unspeakable crimes against humanity is one of the...
Thu, 07/03/2013 - 20:50
by Mairi MacRae My name is Mairi and I work for the IRC as a Women’s Protection and Empowerment Advocate. People often ask me what advocacy actually means or what I do all day as an ‘advocate’. In a nutshell, my job is to influence...
Wed, 05/12/2012 - 17:58
The challenges faced by the 6 million refugees now living in towns and cities across the world are captured in a new multimedia photo exhibition and film project launched in London this past week. The project includes a series of photo-portraits and...
Fri, 14/09/2012 - 12:33
In the Picture: Urban refugees with Andrew McConnell Date: September 24, 2012 7:00 PM As urbanisation reshapes much of the world, refugees are increasingly moving to built up areas, including large towns and cities. Working with the International...
Thu, 09/08/2012 - 16:31
As many as 150,000 refugees have found refuge in Jordan since the start of the Syrian conflict 17 months ago, 75% of them women and children.  International Rescue Committee (IRC) vice president Michael Kocher recently testified before the US...
Mon, 09/07/2012 - 10:45
Article: Peter Biro/The IRC, Photo: Primrose Bell/The IRC For years, the South Sudanese village of Kanajak was deserted. Like so many other communities, it was caught in the crossfire of one of Africa’s longest running wars and its...
Fri, 06/07/2012 - 11:11
First year of South Sudan’s independence a write-off in tackling acute underdevelopment as conflict and hunger monopolise attention and resources IRC urges donors and South Sudanese government to invest in long-term needs South Sudan is...
Thu, 21/06/2012 - 17:56
During 2011 we saw images in the media and read of the violence that swept through Ivory Coast following the disputed presidential elections; the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan; of women and children in desperate need...
Fri, 15/06/2012 - 17:05
Article: Ned Colt, Stefano Gelmini, Dominique Tuohy, Photography: Ned Colt, Peter Biro/The IRC They walk for miles in a long, single file across the Syrian Desert on a moonlit night, or sit crammed into the back of a rusty truck trundling across the...
Fri, 08/06/2012 - 11:02
Syrian citizens continue to flee their homes and villages to escape a surge of violence that began earlier this week with the brutal killings of more than 100 people in Houla, many of them women and children. The number of internally displaced...

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