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Update 2nd February 2016: BBC News and Buzzfeed featured photos from the International Rescue Committee's Vision not Victim program. Read more about the programme in our special Medium feature: Even war...

Parents—how do you get through to them? Like any teenager, 14-year-old Marah* has spent a lot of time grappling with that question. She’s sitting with a group of other girls inside a women and girls' center in Lebanon...

By Zena Itani, the IRC’s communications officer in Jordan Sinan Younis has relatively little experience in the classroom, and a daunting teaching load—few colleagues could even imagine controlling 70 students of varying ages in...


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04 February 2016 - The International Rescue Committee congratulates those countries and organisations who have made major commitments today. The total humanitarian aid pledged recognises the scale of need. Important commitments to build the economic and social infrastructure of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey take the humanitarian response to a...

1 February 2016 - The international community must massively invest in the economies of countries neighbouring Syria to create conditions for a million Syrians to find work and support themselves, says the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The IRC is asking world leaders to supply funds and support to enable widespread job creation in Turkey...

Lesvos, Greece 22 Jan 2016 -  The International Rescue Committee urged Austria to reconsider its decision to cap the number of asylum seekers it would allow across its borders. This came in response to yesterday’s announcement from the Austrian government that starting in 2016, only 37,500 asylum seekers would be allowed...


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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is deploying emergency experts to Egypt and Tunisia to support relief efforts, as tens of thousands of people stream into the two countries to escape worsening turmoil in Libya. The UN Refugee Agency says the...

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is sending members of its Emergency Response Team to Tunisia to survey the humanitarian needs of thousands of people pouring into the country to escape violence in neighbouring Libya. Veteran team leader Alan...

The International Rescue Committee has aid teams ready to assist people fleeing violence in Libya should a refugee crisis evolve. "We're watching the situation in Libya and surrounding areas very closely," says Gillian Dunn, the head...


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Today, as South Sudan marks the anniversary of its independence, the new nation is engulfed by a growing humanitarian crisis. Hopes for a peaceful future expressed four years ago are now dashed. Thousands of people have been killed, and more than...

The International Rescue Committee’s Emergency Field Director, Sanj Srikanthan, recently returned from six weeks in Liberia where he was supporting the organization’s 163 staff to tackle the Ebola epidemic. In this two part series, he...

The International Rescue Committee’s Emergency Field Director, Sanj Srikanthan, recently returned from six weeks in Liberia where he was supporting the organization’s 163 staff to tackle the Ebola epidemic. In this two part series, he...


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