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Mon, 27/07/2015 - 10:43
More than 80,000 refugees fleeing political violence in Burundi have arrived at the Nyarugusu refugee camp in northern Tanzania — one of the oldest and now largest refugee camps in the world. As Burundians await the results of controversial...
Fri, 24/07/2015 - 10:38
1933: A daring beginning On this day in 1933 The New York Times reported the founding of the organization that would grow to become today’s International Rescue Committee. That year a small group of concerned humanitarians from all walks...
Fri, 24/07/2015 - 10:06
The International Rescue Committee is providing emergency assistance to more than half of the 14,000 people who fled the town of Damasak in northeastern Nigeria after it was attacked by insurgents last week. For many, this is the second time they...
Tue, 21/07/2015 - 12:43
  Kasulu, Tanzania, 21 July - The International Rescue Committee is braced to help thousands of Burundian refugees expected to cross the border into Tanzania in coming days as they flee violence linked to today’s contested...
Mon, 20/07/2015 - 14:55
The world is witnessing its most catastrophic refugee crisis in almost 25 years. The number of Syrians who have fled to neighbouring countries to escape violence has surpassed four million, according to data released by the United Nations...
Wed, 15/07/2015 - 15:20
With Europe facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis on its southern shores, the International Rescue Committee is sending an emergency team to the Greek island of Lesbos where 1,000 refugees are arriving daily from countries ravaged by...
Tue, 14/07/2015 - 16:43
IRC teams will develop infrastructure to provide access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for refugees on Lesbos with focus on local hiring and sourcing   IRC CEO: “Europe setting example of the wrong kind.”...
Thu, 09/07/2015 - 11:08
Today, as South Sudan marks the anniversary of its independence, the new nation is engulfed by a growing humanitarian crisis. Hopes for a peaceful future expressed four years ago are now dashed. Thousands of people have been killed, and more than...
Tue, 23/06/2015 - 15:15
Last weekend, International Rescue Committee president David Miliband met with some of the 150,000 refugees from northeastern Nigeria who have fled to neighboring Niger to escape attacks by Boko Haram militants. All told, more than 1.5 million...
Thu, 18/06/2015 - 17:00
War, conflict and persecution have uprooted almost 60 million people—the highest number ever recorded by the United Nations refugee agency, which has released its latest global trends report ahead of World Refugee Day (June 20). Each day,...

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