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Mon, 14/04/2014 - 11:00
by Emmanuel d'Harcourt, the International Rescue Committee's senior health director An aid worker reflects on the 20th anniversary of Rwanda's genocide This post first appeared on Slate: Where Were We When Rwanda Needed Us Most? It...
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 12:33
Calls for Robust International Engagement The International Rescue Committee welcomes the UN Security Council’s decision today to authorize a UN peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Since the outbreak of conflict there...
Thu, 10/04/2014 - 17:34
by Sanjayan Srikanthan, Emergency Field Director, IRC-UK The first question I am often asked as the International Rescue Committee’s Emergency Field Director is “what is it that you do”?! I am just one member of a team of experts...
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 10:48
From April to July 1994, Rwanda suffered through one of the fastest moving genocides of the 20th century. Over the course of a hundred days, one million people were killed, and an estimated two million were internally displaced or forced to flee the...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 11:14
In April 1994, a sudden escalation in ethnic violence in Rwanda led to the massacre of some 800,000 men, women and children over a period of 100 days. Millions of Rwandans fled their homes, many to crowded refugee camps in neighbouring countries. In...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 16:08
by David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee This op-ed originally appeared in the Financial Times The 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide is a time for grief, humility and reflection. The scale, speed and...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 14:13
Over the past six weeks more than 12,000 people have fled to neighbouring Niger after escaping continuing violence in northeastern Nigeria. The refugees have crossed the border into Diffa, a remote region in the far east of Niger. They have joined...
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:32
The International Rescue Committee is helping reduce the spread of Ebola in Liberia by distributing gloves, gowns, goggles and other protective equipment to 41 health facilities in remote Lofa County, where one person has already died from the virus...
Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:49
by Sayre Nyce and Chelsea Purvis, IRC Advocacy team, authors of our new report 'What's next for Afghanistan'  The world is waiting to see how Afghanistan weathers an uncertain 2014. The stage is set for Afghanistan’s first...
Tue, 01/04/2014 - 18:10
The IRC says a fraction of the estimated cost to the U.S. of 12 years of fighting in Afghanistan would deliver lifesaving and proven aid in a crucial year for Afghans. Just 0.025 per cent could provide critically needed assistance for 5 million...

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