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Mon, 20/06/2016 - 18:10
13-year-old Nada takes part in several afterschool activities run by the International Rescue Committee in northern Syria where she struggled to cope with trauma after being forced to flee her home. Photo: IRC by Kathryn Striffolino,...
Mon, 20/06/2016 - 14:45
When a bomb hit the kindergarten that Muhammed’s youngest son Amr, 4, attended, his family decided it was time to leave behind their life in Aleppo in search of a place where they could be happy, safe and the children could finish their...
Sun, 12/06/2016 - 14:55
IRBID, Jordan — Tanks, bombings and airstrikes had become the new reality for the residents of Damascus three years into Syria's civil war. Samaher,* a mother of three, was fearful of losing her children. Then she received word...
Fri, 10/06/2016 - 13:18
“You could see the bones through his skin. I was in despair because he losing weight every day.” Achta, a nomadic mother from the Bahr el Gazal region of Chad explains as she recalls her son’s condition before he received...
Tue, 24/05/2016 - 09:59
Alima fled her home of seven decades just two days before ISIS swept through her village near Mosul in 2014. She left with just her identity papers. Alima went home recently, hoping to find some belongings or mementos. Instead, she found armed...
Mon, 23/05/2016 - 14:46
Forced to flee terrifying wars, millions of children are living far from home in desperate circumstances. Last year, the International Rescue Committee helped protect and nurture 1.3 million young people worldwide who were living in crisis....
Thu, 12/05/2016 - 11:34
By Tyler Jump Sheyte Amdu, a 25-year-old farmer and mother living in southwest Ethiopia,would start her trek for water at midnight, walking for hours in search of puddles that hadn’t yet dried up, or else committing to the grueling 12...
Fri, 06/05/2016 - 16:03
by Kaity Kawar, International Rescue Committee communications manager in Jordan Amira,* 37, didn’t want her children to think this was how they had always lived: as refugees in an unfurnished apartment with decaying walls, sleeping on thin...
Tue, 03/05/2016 - 12:42
by Kaity Kawar, International Rescue Committee communications manager in Jordan On a warm Thursday morning, we begin our journey east from Amman into the empty desert. It isn’t long before we see the first of thousands of white caravans...
Tue, 26/04/2016 - 21:41
Lesbos, Greece, April 26, 2016 - In reaction to today's events at Moria on the island of Lesbos, the IRC's Country Director in Greece, Panos Navrozidis, said: Events at Moria highlight the level of frustration there. Many of these...

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