Thu, 02/01/2014 - 12:14
Thousands of families displaced by the Syrian civil war are now receiving winter emergency kits to help them survive the cold months ahead. The International Rescue Committee has already shipped more than 2,000 kits into camps for the displaced in...
Thu, 02/01/2014 - 12:05
Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, is gripped by terror as reprisal attacks by warring Christian and Muslim militias target innocent civilians – most of them women and children. 
Tens of thousands of residents in the city of...
Sun, 29/12/2013 - 15:51
"If we are to lessen the horrors of the Syrian conflict and its consequences, we must think not only about emergency action to save lives, but also about meeting longer-term needs that make those lives worth living." - International...
Mon, 23/12/2013 - 08:00
The International Rescue Committee in South Sudan is preparing to launch a response to the crisis in which tens of thousands of people have been displaced by conflict that wracked the capital, Juba, in mid-December. According to the United Nations,...
Wed, 18/12/2013 - 14:15
As we mark International Migrants Day, the International Rescue Committee continues to provide assistance to tens of thousands of Ethiopian migrants deported from Saudi Arabia. Nearly 137,000 people—including more than 45,000 women and 7,000...
Tue, 17/12/2013 - 10:10
Text and Photographs by Peter Biro Plagued by poverty, war and political instability since independence from French rule in 1960, the Central African Republic has spiralled into chaos. The mostly Muslim rebel group Seleka, comprised of fighters from...
Tue, 17/12/2013 - 09:46
Ned Colt/The IRC ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - The 75,000 Syrians at Jordan’s Zaatari camp are comparatively well off. Conditions have been steadily improving since the camp opened last year to house refugees fleeing civil war in neighbouring...
Tue, 17/12/2013 - 09:26
Ned Colt/The IRC AMMAN, Jordan - The needs are massive, and the funding appeal announced today in Geneva by the United Nations reflects that. As both the recent polio outbreak in Syria and the first winter storm of the season underscore, the need...

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