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As violence continues in Burundi following a contested presidential reelection bid, more than 112,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries. As many as 2,000 refugees daily have been crossing the border into Tanzania, where the International...

Burundian refugees stranded in a fishing village on Lake Tanganyika wait to board a ship to continue their journey to a Tanzanian refugee camp. Photo: Justine Luinael/IRC As violence continues in Burundi following President Pierre Nkurunziza...

Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless when two powerful earthquakes shook Nepal on April 25th and May 12th. The International Rescue Committee’s partner, Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR), is on the ground providing...


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Site Designed to Help Refugees Locate and Rate Basic and Commercial Service Providers 27 Apr 2015 - NEW YORK and BEIRUT,  April 28, 2015 — The International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the world's leading humanitarian organisations providing relief and resettlement services to people impacted by crisis, today announced the...

London - Over the past week more than a thousand migrants have drowned attempting to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya. In response, Jane Waterman, International Rescue Committee’s Senior Vice President, Europe, said: “The tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean will likely continue as long as desperate...

For the first time, the International Rescue Committee is providing an academically accredited health training programme for displaced Burmese living in Thailand. More than 250 community members are currently enrolled and will be able to deliver healthcare services within their own towns and villages. "They are going to learn the...


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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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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...

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...


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