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by Kaity Kawar, International Rescue Committee communications manager in Jordan Amira,* 37, didn’t want her children to think this was how they had always lived: as refugees in an unfurnished apartment with decaying walls, sleeping on thin...

by Kaity Kawar, International Rescue Committee communications manager in Jordan On a warm Thursday morning, we begin our journey east from Amman into the empty desert. It isn’t long before we see the first of thousands of white caravans...

Lesbos, Greece, April 26, 2016 - In reaction to today's events at Moria on the island of Lesbos, the IRC's Country Director in Greece, Panos Navrozidis, said: Events at Moria highlight the level of frustration there. Many of these...


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06 May 2016 - In response to yesterday's attack, the International Rescue Committee Turkey's deputy director of programmes, Meghan Garrity, who oversees the IRC's aid efforts in northern Syria, said: "The killing of innocent people in a place where they had hoped to find safety is abhorrent...

London, May 5th, 2016 —The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has teamed up with stars from music, art, film and sport to raise money for the Syrian refugee crisis. The brainchild of Dave Rowntree, drummer with the band Blur, the Star Boot Sale will see some of the UK’s most well-known faces donating their personal items for...

"Violence across Syria has escalated alarmingly, reportedly claiming a life on average every 25 minutes in the past 48 hours. We cannot stand by in the face of this catastrophe. Global NGOs and faith groups demand that President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin immediately use their personal diplomatic engagement to save what...


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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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