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Over 65 million people worldwide are currently displaced by conflict and natural disaster, the biggest upheaval of humanity since World War II. Now more than ever, the humanitarian imperative is clear. World Humanitarian Day is a chance to honour...

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...


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August 25, 2016, London - The Government must waste no time in fulfilling the promise to resettle at least 20,000 Syrian refugees to the UK. This represents a tiny proportion of refugees in need of resettlement. Other countries, such as the US and Canada, are doing much more.   Across the country, people are moved by horrific...

One of a handful of providers of aid inside Syria, the IRC calls for pause in fighting to get aid to those who need it most. 6 million children remain in need in Syria. Amman, Jordan, August 18, 2016 — Mark Schnellbaecher, International Rescue Committee’s regional director for Syria regional response, said: “Today...

Amman, Jordan, July 31, 2016  - An International Rescue Committee (IRC) supported hospital in Dara'a, Southern Syria was struck today by an airstrike, killing six and wounding many more. Images and video of the hospital available for use. David Miliband, president and CEO of the IRC said: "We are dismayed and in mourning today...


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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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