• IRC addresses urgent health concerns of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

    IRC addresses urgent health concerns of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
  • Inside the Iraq crisis: Mother gives birth in a bathroom

    Inside the Iraq crisis: Mother gives birth in a bathroom
  • International Rescue Committee honours World Humanitarian Day

    International Rescue Committee honours World Humanitarian Day
  • We have 500 days left to get 58 million children back in school - IRC takes the pledge

    We have 500 days left to get 58 million children back in school - IRC takes the pledge
  • A week without food or water; Iraqi families find refuge in a school

    A week without food or water; Iraqi families find refuge in a school
  • International Rescue Committee selected as Financial Times 2014 seasonal appeal partner

    International Rescue Committee selected as Financial Times 2014 seasonal appeal partner
  • Doctors in Somalia protecting survivors of sexual assault

    Doctors in Somalia protecting survivors of sexual assault

International

The situation in Nigeria continues to worsen as new waves of violence wrack northern Adamawa and Borno states. More than 200,000 people have fled from their homes in the last month alone. On Oct. 2, over 2,000 people crossed from Nigeria into the...

International Rescue Committee president David Miliband says the key to success in the battle against the deadly Ebola virus lies with local community leaders. Miliband is visiting the West Africa region today to meet with IRC staff and community...

David Miliband in region to meet with staff and community leaders, encourage international NGOs to embrace effective community-partnership approach  David Miliband meets with Liberian and Sierra Leonean community leaders, aid workers, key...


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The situation in Nigeria continues to worsen as new waves of violence wrack northern Adamawa and Borno states. More than 200,000 people have fled from their homes in the last month alone. On Oct. 2, over 2,000 people crossed from Nigeria into the...

International Rescue Committee president David Miliband says the key to success in the battle against the deadly Ebola virus lies with local community leaders. Miliband is visiting the West Africa region today to meet with IRC staff and community...

David Miliband in region to meet with staff and community leaders, encourage international NGOs to embrace effective community-partnership approach  David Miliband meets with Liberian and Sierra Leonean community leaders, aid workers, key...


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Sifa Mateso’s father passed away when she was in primary school. Her mother was left alone to care for her and her sibling. At age 14, Sifa decided to get married. “I thought I could make a better life and assist my mother and my sibling...

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, girls lacking in educational opportunities are at risk of early marriage and pregnancy, which is reinforcing cycles of poverty and hindering the country’s development. The International Rescue Committee...

The United Nations is on course to deploy 10,000 peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) in September, Herve Ladsous, head of the UN’s peacekeeping operations, confirmed in Geneva on Wednesday. However, the success of the...


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In the UK

    "I have lived through two wars and watched several armed groups arrive and leave. We don’t know what the future will bring, but, for now, nothing will stop us from trying to build a better life for our children...

Last weekend, Bob Donaldson completed an epic 969 mile cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in nine days on a 24 year-old bicycle to raise money to support the global fundraising partnership between Reed and the IRC.  Bob, who...

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Recorded Social Good Summit panel: Syria: Refugees, Faith & the Citizen Voice "Never underestimate the importance of bearing witness. The ability of social media to help bear witness to unspeakable crimes against humanity is one of the...

by Mairi MacRae My name is Mairi and I work for the IRC as a Women’s Protection and Empowerment Advocate. People often ask me what advocacy actually means or what I do all day as an ‘advocate’. In a nutshell, my job is to influence...

The challenges faced by the 6 million refugees now living in towns and cities across the world are captured in a new multimedia photo exhibition and film project launched in London this past week. The project includes a series of photo-portraits and...


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Multimedia

David Miliband in region to meet with staff and community leaders, encourage international NGOs to embrace effective community-partnership approach  David Miliband meets with Liberian and Sierra Leonean community leaders, aid workers, key responders and IRC Staff; pledges to extend IRC Ebola-focused operations this fall with new treatment...

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an unprecedented crisis. The number of cases is doubling roughly every three weeks and Ebola will keep spreading exponentially unless the international community takes dramatic steps, right now, to stop it. We have a small window of opportunity to stop the epidemic from spiralling out of control. On October 2,...

Juba, South Sudan 24 Sep 2014 - The IRC welcomes the news from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) that famine has been averted in South Sudan this year as a result of good rains and the massive emergency aid operation. However, the organization is warning against complacency and remains concerned with how South Sudan will cope...


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As part of our ongoing efforts to evaluate the impact of our work and use the knowledge gained to improve our programmes, the International Rescue Committee has partnered with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Balsillie...

My name is Viviane Maroy Bora, I am a psychosocial counsellor for the IRC in the Democratic Republic of Congo and I work with women and girls who have experienced violence, helping them on the road to recovery. You may have read about the Democratic...

Tens of thousands of refugees seeking safety in Kenya's capital Nairobi are confronted with police harassment, exposure to criminal violence and a severe lack of livelihoods opportunities says a new report by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG...


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Perfect storm of food crisis and conflict brewing in South Sudan

Between 2007 and 2010, Sir John Holmes – then UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs – visited Southern Sudan three times as it struggled toward independence amid problems of conflict, lack of capacity and food insecurity. Last week he returned to the world’s...

Major displacement crisis continues as U.S. troops leave Iraq

BBC News coverage of U.S. troops' withdrawal from Iraq in December last year, mentioning IRC's concerns about the displacement crisis still affecting millions of Iraqis.

In pictures: displacement, violence and the IRC's work in central Somalia

Picture gallery by IRC photographer Peter Biro published on the BBC News site, portraying the plight of the displaced and the ongoing violence in Central Somalia

Women raped while fleeing South Kordofan conflict

The International Rescue Committee has observed that alarming levels of sexual violence are being reported by women and girls who have fled conflict in Sudan's South Kordofan area.

"Violence against us was happening all the time. Raping was happening frequently," one refugee...

Nubian refugees subjected to widespread sexual violence while fleeing fighting in Sudan

Elizabeth Pender, the IRC’s expert on violence against women in emergency, interviewed on BBC Network Africa. 

Hip-hop, SMS and Facebook: The new way of tackling violence against women in Côte d'Ivoire

The very word 'survivor' is used deliberately to dispel the passivity and hopelessness usually associated with the term 'victim'. This is a campaign where language matters. To shake deep-rooted assumptions about men's and women's role in relation to violence, the IRC is...

Sudan 'arming civilians' to fight South Kordofan rebels

Sudan is arming civilians in South Kordofan as fighting against rebels in the state that borders South Sudan intensifies, the BBC has found. Meanwhile, the International Rescue Committee says a new wave of refugees has fled South Kordofan to South Sudan.


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