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New York, NY, September 20, 2016 — In reaction to the attack on an aid convoy on September 19, 2016 on the way to Aleppo, Syria, Mark Schnellbaecher, Director of the International Rescue Committee’s Syrian Crisis...

A statement from 101 Syrian, regional and international humanitarian and human rights organisations on Syria’s Cessation of Hostilities This week’s cessation of hostilities agreement negotiated by Russia and the US could be an...

New York, NY, September 16, 2016 — As world leaders converge at the United Nations for the upcoming summits, “Addressing the Large Movements of Refuges and Migrants” and the President Obama-convened “Leaders’...


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New York, NY, September 21, 2016 — IRC applauds President Obama for hosting world leaders for a first of its kind Summit on Refugees. The Summit comes at a time of historic displacement when responsibility sharing for refugees among the international community is uneven and more critical than ever. The three pillars of Summit...

London, 21 September 2016 - The IRC signed on to a statement with over 100 organisations calling on the Security Council and world leaders at UNGA to take bold action to respond to Monday’s attack on an aid convoy in Syria: Monday’s direct attack on a humanitarian convoy delivering life-saving aid to Aleppo marks a descent to new...

New York, NY, September 20, 2016 — In reaction to the attack on an aid convoy on September 19, 2016 on the way to Aleppo, Syria, Mark Schnellbaecher, Director of the International Rescue Committee’s Syrian Crisis Response said: “Today, as world leaders gather in New York, we compel them to find a solution to...


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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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