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Alima fled her home of seven decades just two days before ISIS swept through her village near Mosul in 2014. She left with just her identity papers. Alima went home recently, hoping to find some belongings or mementos. Instead, she found armed...

Forced to flee terrifying wars, millions of children are living far from home in desperate circumstances. Last year, the International Rescue Committee helped protect and nurture 1.3 million young people worldwide who were living in crisis....

By Tyler Jump Sheyte Amdu, a 25-year-old farmer and mother living in southwest Ethiopia,would start her trek for water at midnight, walking for hours in search of puddles that hadn’t yet dried up, or else committing to the grueling 12...


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         Standards at some of the new sites are poor with essential services inadequate – dozens of arrivals seen immediately leaving          The International Rescue Committee remains committed to working with the Greek authorities to improve conditions...

Idomeni, Greece 24 May 2016 -  As the Greek government begins the evacuation of the informal refugee site at Idomeni on Greece’s northern border, the International Rescue Committee calls for a peaceful evacuation and the provision of suitable alternative shelter.  The IRC stressed...

24 May 2016 - Working Together, the Humanitarian and Private Sectors Could Expedite the Build Out of Digital Infrastructure for Emergency Cash Transfers and Lower the Cost Burden for Local Actors Working together, the humanitarian and private sectors can expedite the adoption of “last-mile” digital infrastructure that...


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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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