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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,...

When a bomb hit the kindergarten that Muhammed’s youngest son Amr, 4, attended, his family decided it was time to leave behind their life in Aleppo in search of a place where they could be happy, safe and the children could finish their...

IRBID, Jordan — Tanks, bombings and airstrikes had become the new reality for the residents of Damascus three years into Syria's civil war. Samaher,* a mother of three, was fearful of losing her children. Then she received word...


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London, 23 June, 2016 – To celebrate Refugee Week, a special tour of the British Museum’s ancient collections will be available to the public on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June, accompanied by first-hand accounts of refugees from around the world who have been supported by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The tour will...

16 Jun 16 - "People in need around the world have lost a tireless, effective and redoubtable champion today following the murder of Jo Cox MP.  Her passionate advocacy, first of all working in NGOs and then in Parliament as an elected representative, on behalf of vulnerable and displaced people was a study in effective activism....

Baghdad, 10 June - The failure to quickly reunite men with their families after they undergo security screenings is adding to the suffering of Iraqis fleeing Fallujah and may discourage others from seeking safety, warns the International Rescue Committee. The IRC has also identified more than a dozen cases of children becoming separated from...


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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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