Tue, 22/04/2014 - 11:36
by Dr. Sein Hlaing, the International Rescue Committee's senior health coordinator in Myanmar PALETWA, Myanmar — As the sun sets behind the steep mountains rising above this small community, a group of women gather in a small, barely lit...
Tue, 22/04/2014 - 09:36
The International Rescue Committee confirms with great sadness that two members of our South Sudan staff were killed last Thursday in a horrific attack on a U.N. base in the town of Bor, where thousands of civilians have sought shelter from...
Wed, 16/04/2014 - 17:13
Article and photography: Peter Biro/The IRC   Nyanen Ruot was at home preparing a meal last December when without warning she heard the deafening sound of heavy machine gun fire. Looking out of her small thatched hut, she saw people screaming...
Mon, 14/04/2014 - 15:03
From April to July 1994, Rwanda suffered through one of the fastest moving genocides of the 20th century. Over the course of a hundred days, one million people were killed, and an estimated two million were internally displaced or forced to flee the...
Mon, 14/04/2014 - 11:00
An aid worker reflects on the 20th anniversary of Rwanda's genocide by Emmanuel d'Harcourt, the International Rescue Committee's senior health director This post first appeared on Slate: Where Were We When Rwanda Needed Us Most? It...
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 12:33
Calls for Robust International Engagement The International Rescue Committee welcomes the UN Security Council’s decision today to authorize a UN peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Since the outbreak of conflict there...
Thu, 10/04/2014 - 17:34
by Sanjayan Srikanthan, Emergency Field Director, IRC-UK The first question I am often asked as the International Rescue Committee’s Emergency Field Director is “what is it that you do”?! I am just one member of a team of experts...
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 10:48
From April to July 1994, Rwanda suffered through one of the fastest moving genocides of the 20th century. Over the course of a hundred days, one million people were killed, and an estimated two million were internally displaced or forced to flee the...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 11:14
In April 1994, a sudden escalation in ethnic violence in Rwanda led to the massacre of some 800,000 men, women and children over a period of 100 days. Millions of Rwandans fled their homes, many to crowded refugee camps in neighbouring countries. In...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 16:08
by David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee This op-ed originally appeared in the Financial Times The 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide is a time for grief, humility and reflection. The scale, speed and...

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