Get IRC-UK updates

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 10:56
Some 2.5 million people have been uprooted by a seemingly endless cycle of war and conflict in Iraq. Many of them have been unable to return to their homes for nearly a decade. Thousands of Iraqis remain in desperate need of shelter, food, water...
Thu, 16/04/2015 - 14:15
TIME Magazine recently named Mustafa Hassan, an aid worker with the International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s 100 most influential people for his tireless efforts to protect the youngest victims of Syria’s civil war. Mustafa...
Thu, 16/04/2015 - 09:42
The Ebola epidemic, which has left more than 9,000 people dead, forced schools across Sierra Leone to close for almost a year. This week, they begin to reopen for the country’s 1.8 million school children: a sign of life edging back to...
Tue, 14/04/2015 - 16:24
On April 6 last year, Gloria Ibrahim, 29, and her family woke to the clatter of gunfire. They ran outside to find a cadre from Boko Haram, the radical Islamist militia that controls parts of northeastern Nigeria, rounding up villagers. “...
Mon, 13/04/2015 - 14:05
Daily survival is a struggle for many of the 1.2 million Syrians who have fled the bitter conflict in their home country, now in its fourth year, to seek refuge in neighbouring Lebanon. Unlike Jordan, Iraq and Turkey, Lebanon has no refugee...
Mon, 13/04/2015 - 10:37
Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand - The International Rescue Committee is assisting over 700 Burmese refugees who were left homeless after fire broke out in the Ban Mae Nai Soi refugee camp in northern Thailand on April the 7th. Nearly 200...
Mon, 13/04/2015 - 10:00
Hpa-An, Kayin State, Myanmar - Three years ago Ahnaw* collapsed on the floor of her house in a small rural village in eastern Myanmar. When she came to, she realised she was bleeding heavily from what turned out to be a miscarriage....
Tue, 07/04/2015 - 11:48
Reuben Nyaora was part of an International Rescue Committee ambulance team that rushed from the Dadaab refugee camp to Garissa University College on April 2 after gumen had attacked the campus, killing 147 people. The 32-year-old was one of first...
Wed, 01/04/2015 - 10:26
Throughout its history, the International Rescue Committee has come to the aid of refugees and asylum seekers fleeing persecution, war and civil conflict. IRC staff members and volunteers have helped tens of thousands of refugees resettle in the...
Tue, 31/03/2015 - 16:15
NEW YORK — As the ongoing conflict in Yemen continues to escalate, the International Rescue Committee has been forced to temporarily suspend providing health, nutrition and water, and sanitation and hygiene to vulnerable Yemenis in the...

IRC-UK is a registered charity, number 1065972
Copyright © International Rescue Committee, 2012