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 and...
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...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 14:13
Over the past six weeks more than 12,000 people have fled to neighbouring Niger after escaping continuing violence in northeastern Nigeria. The refugees have crossed the border into Diffa, a remote region in the far east of Niger. They have joined...
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:32
The International Rescue Committee is helping reduce the spread of Ebola in Liberia by distributing gloves, gowns, goggles and other protective equipment to 41 health facilities in remote Lofa County, where one person has already died from the virus...

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