The International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Without a Strategy, US Airstrikes Mean More Danger for Syrian Civilians
As the Trump administration and its allies prepare retaliatory action in Syria in response to the purported chemical attack that took dozens of lives in Douma, the IRC’s Senior Director of Advocacy, Amanda Catanzano, said: “The big question is what coherent and decisive strategy lies beyond...
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
IRC Experts Warn Afghanistan, Myanmar and Yemen In The Top Crises To Watch This Year as US Refugee Admissions Slashed
Last year was a record-breaking year, for all the wrong reasons. As war, famine and disaster loom on the horizon for countries around the world, it is likely 2018 will surpass those records, an emergency watchlist issued by the International Rescue Committee showed today, as 135 million people...
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Creating Opportunities and Jobs For Young People in Mosul After ISIS
A full year after ISIS were pushed out of East Mosul, high unemployment and a lack of opportunities, especially for youth under 25, are still hindering recovery in the city. To help transform the lives of hundreds of the most vulnerable young women and men in Mosul, the International Rescue...
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Friday, January 12, 2018
Thousands Struggle As Fighting Forces People From Their Homes in Northwest Syria
Thousands that have fled their homes to escape airstrikes and fighting in Idlib are now living in dire conditions, warns the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Around 100,000 people have fled northern Hama province and southern Idlib in recent weeks and some of the most recent arrivals have...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Emergency Levels Of Child Malnutrition Coupled With Disease Outbreaks In Cox’s Bazar, According To New Survey
A nutrition assessment released today by humanitarian agencies in Cox’s Bazar reveals malnutrition rates above the global emergency threshold of 15%, indicating a serious public health problem for children under five in Bangladesh. The survey, led by International Rescue Committee partner Action...
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Yemen: Blockade is Not Over
Yemen has been grappling with a blockade on commercial shipments for one month today, preventing 80 percent of basic goods from reaching the 21 million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance, the International Rescue Committee said today. Despite a partial ease of the blockade on...
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
East Ghouta ‘Truce’ Must Include Evacuation Of Hundreds Of Sick And Wounded
Hundreds of desperately ill people in East Ghouta, including dozens injured in the recent bombing campaign, must be provided with immediate medical evacuation as part of any proposed truce, says the International Rescue Committee. The humanitarian agency also calls for the sustained, safe passage...
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Yemen: Partial Lifting of Blockade Half Measure at Best
In response to today’s announcement by the Official Saudi Press Agency that the Saudi-led Coalition will reopen the Hodeidah port and the Sanaa airport to humanitarians on Thursday, November 23, Paolo Cernuschi, Yemen country director at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), said: "We cannot...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Statement By The Humanitarian Community on the Blockade in Yemen
The humanitarian community in Yemen, including the International Rescue Committee, is outraged by the continued blockade by the Saudi-led coalition of humanitarian and commercial supplies desperately needed for the survival of the Yemeni population. Now in its eleventh day, the blockade on almost...
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Human Rights & Aid Groups Welcome UN Peacekeeper Boost for CAR
Today's unanimous decision by the UN Security Council to add a further 900 peacekeepers to the UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) was welcomed by a group of 16 non-governmental organisations including Aegis Trust, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Mercy Corps, and...
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