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Thu, 22/10/2015 - 15:13
22 Oct 2015 -  As winter approaches, choppy seas, dropping temperatures and the threat of hypothermia are putting the lives of refugees arriving in Europe at higher risk than ever before. In addition to providing the critical...
Wed, 21/10/2015 - 17:58
Despite bitter cold and choppy seas, refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and other conflict-ridden countries continue to risk the perilous six-mile boat journey from Turkey to Greece—a devastating testament to their...
Wed, 21/10/2015 - 10:07
21 Oct 2015 - An alarming number of refugees are stuck on the Greek island of Lesbos once again, where up to 16,000 people were stranded on Wednesday. Recent changes to the registration process have mandated that all refugees...
Mon, 19/10/2015 - 13:27
"One older woman confided to me that she was forced to leave her husband behind because he was an amputee unable to make the arduous journey. One of their children stayed behind to help him while the rest fled in hope of finding a safer place...
Mon, 19/10/2015 - 09:54
Monday 19th October - An array of London’s biggest stars from film, theatre, music and television are coming together for ‘A Song for Syria’, a one off performance on Sunday 25th of October at St. Paul’s Covent Garden to...
Fri, 16/10/2015 - 10:46
With baking fever well and truly gripping the nation, three friends decided to take the opportunity to raise funds for the IRC's vital work responding to the European Refugee Crisis.  Together Yan, Emma and Valentina set up their...
Thu, 15/10/2015 - 17:15
A young Ivorian boy washes his hands in the village of Monleu after using a latrine. This rural community of 365 residents in western Ivory Coast was once ravaged by cholera. The water-borne disease causes severe diarrhoea and rapid...
Wed, 14/10/2015 - 16:15
"How bad would things have to get, for you to spend all of your money so your family could cram into a small, flimsy, rubber boat with 40 other people.  Imagine you can’t swim, and nor can anyone else in your family. It’s...
Tue, 13/10/2015 - 14:30
Download the appeal document here. The refugee crisis in Europe is dominating global headlines for good reason. More people are fleeing war and conflict than at any time since the Second World War and millions of people are at risk of serious...
Thu, 08/10/2015 - 15:43
October 8, 2015 - Arriving on the scene within hours of a powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan ten years ago today, IRC emergency teams aided 230,000 people, treated thousands of the sick and injured, and worked alongside survivors...

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