Fri, 19/09/2014 - 15:16
Zaeemah and her husband have been married for 10 years and were once very much in love. “I used to sneak out at night to see him or crawl into a cupboard in my parent’s house so I could call and talk to him in private,” she says...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 10:20
Fifteen-year-old Sabeen had big dreams. She wanted to finish school and become a fashion designer. But instead, she was forced to get married. “One day I came home to my father arguing with my mother, saying it was time for me to get married....
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 15:01
Public schools in Manhattan, New York welcomed 150,000 children back to school this autumn.  These children, adorned with new school shoes and backpacks, entered a system known for the challenges it faces: high dropout, poor performance,...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 12:16
The International Rescue Committee, together with Lebanese performer and social therapist Sabine Choucair, helped a group of young Syrian women organise a social therapy workshop to speak openly and freely about their fears and concerns with their...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:37
In early February of last year, Farah, 36, fled Syria with her husband and five children. As they made their way to the Jordanian border in the brunt of winter, the family slept on a mountaintop without proper shelter. Since arriving, they have been...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 08:54
A new International Rescue Committee report gives voice to thousands of Syrian women and girls, who demand that international rhetoric be turned into action 18 September, 2014 - The international community, including governments, UN agencies, and...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 07:40
Mona, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, says her husband refuses to let her leave the house alone. “Because he is afraid for me,” she says. “And I agree.” Layla from Lebanon says she’s harassed even when she goes out...
Tue, 16/09/2014 - 10:24
The International Rescue Committee welcomes the deployment of 7,500 United Nations peacekeepers to the Central African Republic (CAR), where brutal sectarian violence has killed thousands of people and displaced hundreds of thousands. While African...
Mon, 15/09/2014 - 16:31
In early September, acclaimed opera singer Danielle de Niese traveled to Tanzania to visit the International Rescue Committee's child-protection programmes in that county. The IRC has been working in Tanzania for over 20 years. Refugees fleeing...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 15:45
In 2012 after 60 years of conflict, the Myanmar government signed a ceasefire with Karenni rebel groups. The two sides are now working together for the first time, with support from the International Rescue Committee, bringing medicine and health...

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