Fri, 15/11/2013 - 10:02
Since its founding in 1933, the International Rescue Committee has responded to nearly every major global humanitarian crisis. Today we are responding to multiple emergencies around the world, including the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the...
Wed, 13/11/2013 - 13:36
The International Rescue Committee is on the ground in the Philippines mobilising a humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan. In a planning call this morning with IRC emergency team members, both in the Philippines and en route, Bob Kitchen, director...
Wed, 13/11/2013 - 10:20
Violence against women and girls is endemic in conflict areas, and its consequences are both devastating and lasting – not only for the individual, but for the entire community. Sexual violence is not just a by-product of war; it is also...
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 21:13
The devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan is a humanitarian catastrophe. The International Rescue Committee is on the ground in the Philippines mobilising an emergency response. Our emergency team shares this backgrounder on the staggeringly powerful...
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 06:46
10 Nov 2013 - In the face of a rising death toll and widespread humanitarian catastrophe the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has dispatched an emergency team to Manila and launched a $10 million appeal in order to implement the most appropriate...
Sun, 10/11/2013 - 21:26
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has dispatched an emergency team to the Philippines to launch an urgent response to the humanitarian catastrophe wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan. The super storm struck the country on Saturday, wrecking homes,...
Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:09
DOMIZ, northern Iraq - Domiz, a sprawling refugee camp in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region is home to over 50,000 Syrians, primarily ethnic Kurds. They are among the more than 2 million Syrians who have fled their homeland for neighbouring...
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 16:00
Bibi Lamond, the International Rescue Committee’s senior environmental health coordinator, recently returned from two and a half months in Ar-Raqqah, Syria, where she has been coordinating the IRC’s emergency response effort to provide...
Thu, 31/10/2013 - 09:27
“Polio must be the last disaster for Syria” - IRC president and CEO, former UK foreign secretary, David Miliband calls for an immediate ceasefire in response to confirmation of a polio outbreak in Syria. IRC president and CEO, David...
Tue, 29/10/2013 - 15:50
Every day, the water tankers trundle along dirt paths separating the tents, bringing clean water to Syrians displaced by war. At the equivalent of £4 per tanker delivery, there's no arguing it's excellent value for money. But the...

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