Mon, 02/09/2013 - 10:58
By Tim Jenner/IRC-UK Development Manager Image: Kete Shabani/The IRC For six months, 59 year old Lana* and her extended family moved from village to village to escape the bombings and gunfire in Syria. Lana decided it was time to leave Syria...
Tue, 27/08/2013 - 16:55
New York, August 27, 2013—The International Rescue Committee is deeply saddened to confirm that five IRC staff members were killed yesterday in Afghanistan’s Herat province. The men, all Afghan, were dedicated aid workers, committed to...
Tue, 27/08/2013 - 08:59
By Sarah Smith The numbers of children affected by the Syrian crisis are almost impossible to fathom: over three million inside Syria, more than one million living in exile in neighbouring countries. Most have experienced or witnessed horrific...
Fri, 23/08/2013 - 10:36
photos: Shiho Fukada/Panos Pictures/The IRC Dileep and his family were just a few of the millions displaced by the devastating floods that hit the Sindh region of Pakistan in 2011. In May this year, Panos Pictures photographer Shiho Fukada traveled...
Tue, 20/08/2013 - 14:33
NEW YORK - George Rupp will step down at the end of August after 11 years as president of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). “Periodic change is essential for the long-term vitality of institutions and the individuals who lead them...
Mon, 19/08/2013 - 13:36
Near Dohuk, Iraq - Thousands of Syrian refugees are continuing to pour into Iraq from Syria, following the close to 30,000 who have crossed since officials opened the border on Thursday, the International Rescue Committee said today. Given that...
Mon, 19/08/2013 - 12:20
What the world needs more of ...  “The world needs more courage! Stepping up for what you believe in, lending your voice to those who can’t be heard, speaking up and shedding light on things that are uncomfortable to hear –...
Tue, 13/08/2013 - 15:58
There are 12 women at this morning’s class. The topic? Skin care. The teacher? Forty-five year old Sawsan, who was a beautician in Syria before fighting led her to flee her home. Sharing her knowledge at this IRC women’s centre in...
Mon, 12/08/2013 - 09:37
More attention must be paid to Syrian refugees scattered in cities across the region said International Rescue Committee Regional Director Mike Young at a recent briefing to discuss the growing needs of millions of displaced Syrians. “A lot of...
Mon, 05/08/2013 - 10:31
“I want you to tell our story,” Justine* says with fierce determination. Justine is a leader of a community-based women’s organisation that the IRC has worked with for about 10 years. I sat with her and her family in the back of...

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