Fri, 22/08/2014 - 14:02
More than half a million Iraqis have been uprooted by the violence of Islamic State militants since early June. The International Rescue Committee is providing clean water, medicine, protection services and emergency financial assistance to those...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 11:08
Sulayman from Tel Azair village near Sinjar town, fled into the Sinjar mountain with his wife and eight children (oldest 23, youngest only 10 months) after Islamic State fighters attacked his village. In total they spent eight days in the mountain...
Thu, 21/08/2014 - 16:49
From International Rescue Committee president David Miliband (Aug. 21): This week world leaders spoke on World Humanitarian Day about the dangers facing humanitarian workers.  It is my very sad duty to report that these dangers came very close...
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:51
by Anna Kim The Ebola outbreak devastating western Africa has presented daunting challenges to Liberia, Sierra Leone and surrounding countries, most of which have severely limited resources to fight the scourge. While the number of confirmed cases...
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 10:30
On 19 August the of the International Rescue Committee's President and CEO David Miliband said: “Not since the Second World War has conflict created more chaos and displacement than it does today; natural disasters are more frequent;...
Mon, 18/08/2014 - 17:07
We have 500 days left to get 58 million children back in school. The International Rescue Committee has joined the #EducationCountdown and pledged to help make education for every child a global priority by the end of 2015. The campaign, 500 Day...
Mon, 18/08/2014 - 09:57
  by Kulsoom Rizvi Iraqi displaced families have been living in this town hall for ten days in the Dohuk region of northern Iraq. Close to 400,000 displaced Iraqis who fled from recent violence have found shelter in the Dohuk region. Photo:...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:59
Thousands of displaced Iraqis who have been rescued or have escaped from the Sinjar Mountains are crossing into Syria, travelling by foot without access to food or water. The International Rescue Committee is meeting them en route, distributing to...
Wed, 13/08/2014 - 16:17
The International Rescue Committee is distributing emergency supplies to Iraqis displaced by attacks by Islamic State militants. Get the latest updates and photos from International Rescue Committee aid workers and others responding to and reporting...
Tue, 12/08/2014 - 16:17
  As an outbreak of the Ebola virus surges through West Africa, the International Rescue Committee remains in Sierra Leone and Liberia to continue its prevention work with local health workers, ministries of health, traditional leaders and...

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