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Nora Giyee Issac Margani and her husband, Mahamed “Mawa” Emmanuel, sit nervously in the lobby of the International Rescue Committee’s resettlement center in Baltimore. Their anticipation is palpable.  Sixteen years ago,...

Children’s laughter fills the playing yard in Alexandria refugee site in northern Greece, as teams of young refugees snake their way to activities from face painting to hula-hooping. Many are dressed in their finest; flowery dresses with...

13-year-old Nada takes part in several afterschool activities run by the International Rescue Committee in northern Syria where she struggled to cope with trauma after being forced to flee her home. Photo: IRC by Kathryn Striffolino,...


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•    Over $280 million will be needed to support 1.2 million civilians likely to flee Mosul •    Government of Iraq and international community must learn lessons from Fallujah crisis Erbil, Iraq - 19th July 2016 - As the Iraqi army and coalition forces get closer in the military operation to...

13th July 2016, Brussels - Ahead of today's announcement from EU leaders on the EU resettlement plan, Imogen Sudbery, Head of Brussels Office, International Rescue Committee Belgium said: "As we await the European Commission’s plan on resettlement let’s be under no illusion that this is not just a humanitarian...

UK immigration rules are forcing vulnerable young refugees to make dangerous journeys across Europe to be with their families, others are being left stranded in camps and conflict zones overseas, charities told MPs at a parliamentary briefing today.                   With the number of people...


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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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