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Tue, 22/09/2015 - 09:47
The Bezos Family Foundation along with the International Rescue Committee and Global Nomads Group launched the Students Rebuild Healing Classrooms Challenge which will help Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and...
Tue, 22/09/2015 - 09:40
As waves of people continue to arrive onto Greece’s shores, the International Rescue Committee is ramping up its response on the island of Lesbos, the entry point for more than half of the refugees seeking sanctuary in Europe...
Fri, 18/09/2015 - 17:29
By Tyler Jump & Kulsoom Rizvi Abous* left his home in central Afghanistan in late August, trekking by foot with his wife and six-month-old son through Iran and Turkey to reach Europe. They travelled nearly 3,000 miles from a country where...
Fri, 18/09/2015 - 17:19
In September, on the island of Lesbos, International Rescue Committee president David Miliband met some of the thousands of refugees fleeing to Europe. More than 288,000, many escaping the brutal war in Syria, have come to Greece this...
Wed, 16/09/2015 - 10:12
Up to 300,000 refugees and migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and other war-torn lands have fled to Europe this year, and most have landed on Greece’se astern islands. Aid workers with the International Rescue...
Fri, 11/09/2015 - 10:50
More than 381,000 people have fled to Europe by sea this year. The vast majority of these people are refugees seeking safety from harm. Refugees face shocking dangers on their journeys, and once they arrive, many continue to suffer...
Thu, 10/09/2015 - 10:51
“People overwhelmingly just want to move on,” says Emily David, the IRC’s emergency protection coordinator. “They want to continue their journey at whatever the cost. They’re determined to reach their friends, family...
Mon, 07/09/2015 - 17:46
In response to David Cameron’s announcement that UK government plans to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees will be paid from the existing aid budget, Sanj Srikanthan, International Rescue Committee’s Director of Policy and Practice, said...
Mon, 07/09/2015 - 15:33
The International Rescue Committee is providing humanitarian aid to millions of people displaced by years of brutal conflict in Syria and Afghanistan. With neighbouring countries no longer able to absorb the influx, hundreds of thousands of...
Thu, 03/09/2015 - 17:44
More than 340,000 people have fled to Europe over the past year to escape conflict or persecution in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Most have fled the brutal civil war in Syria, now in its fifth year. The International Rescue...

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