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.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
New Irc Analysis: Excess COVID-19 Vaccines Secured by Us, UK and EU Sufficient to Vaccinate 20+ Countries Facing Worst Humanitarian Crises
One year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, new analysis by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) reveals just how inequitable access to COVID-19 vaccines are, particularly for countries on the IRC’s 2021 Watchlist , which identifies the 20 countries at...
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
New IRC Report: Nine Ways Biden Can Help 235 Million of World’s Most Vulnerable, Restoring "Soul of America," and Advancing US Interests
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) urges President Joe Biden that delivering on “restoring the soul of America” means acting on major change to the way the US engages and provides aid in the world’s worst crisis zones. After four years of US retreat, the IRC is calling for American ideas,...
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
The Trump Administration Set a New Low Number for Refugee Admissions at 15,000 for Fiscal Year 2021
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) today reacts to news that President Donald J. Trump set the refugee admissions goal at just 15,000 refugees for fiscal year 2021, a new all-time low number for the third year in a row and a further abdication of American global leadership in the face of...
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Monday, August 03, 2020
Thousands at Risk of COVID-19 Escalating in ICE “Superspreader” Detention Centers as US States Hit Highest Daily Records—and ICE Deportation Flights Into Central and South America Continue
As Coronavirus cases continue to surge across the United States, International Rescue Committee raises the alarm on the public health risk posed by ongoing ICE detention of tens of thousands of people in the United States being held in unsanitary conditions - amidst suspect and potentially “...
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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
US Supreme Court Ruling that Children of Asylum-Seekers Must be Released from Detention Lacks Necessary Provisions for Parents; Risks Further Family Separation
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds today to a federal judge’s ruling that children of asylum-seekers in detention centers must be released by July 17, 2020 due to the outbreak of coronavirus in these facilities, but leaves the door open for the Administration to effectively separate...
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Thursday, June 18, 2020
IRC’s David Miliband Responds to New Record Number of 79.5 Million Refugees and Displaced People Around the World
David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, said: "Today’s record-setting figures arrive at a desperate time for refugees and displaced people around the world, who now face an unimaginable double emergency: conflict and displacement itself, alongside COVID-19 and the...
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Friday, January 31, 2020
IRC: Travel Ban Expansion Could Tear Families Apart
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds today to reports of the Trump Administration’s policy decision to expand the Travel Ban. The IRC fears this new expansion of the ban will block family members from reuniting with their loved ones in the United States. “The Travel Ban - in all its...
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
IRC Welcomes Temporary Injunction on Trump Administration Policy Allowing Local Governments to Block Refugees
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds today to a federal judge temporarily halting Trump administration policy allowing state and local governments to block refugees. Jennifer Sime, Senior Vice President of Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration at the International Rescue Committee: “...
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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Yemen TPS Decision Arbitrarily Leaves Some Yemeni in Harm’s Way But Not Others
The International Rescue Committee responds to the U.S. Administration’s announcement that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen without redesignation. This decision protects approximately 1,500 Yemeni TPS holders for another 18 months. At the same time, this decision...
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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
IRC Reacts to Start of Turkish Military Operations in Northeast Syria—Concerned for Welfare of Millions of Civilians
As the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria begins, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is deeply concerned about the lives and livelihoods of the two million civilians at risk - many of whom have already survived ISIS brutality and multiple displacements. A military offensive could displace...
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