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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Friday, November 09, 2018
US Asylum Changes Breach Domestic and International Law
The International Rescue Committee responds to today’s announcement by the administration on U.S. asylum policy. Jenn Piatt, Senior Director of Refugee Resettlement & Asylum Policy and Advocacy, said: “The IRC is strongly opposed to the administration’s latest decision to deny safe haven to...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
IRC Statement on US Call for Yemen Ceasefire
David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, said: "The statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen is the most significant breakthrough in the war in Yemen for four years. It is a very welcome recognition that...
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Friday, June 29, 2018
International Rescue Committee statement on EU Council Migration Summit
In light of the decisions made at yesterday's EU Council, the International Rescue Committee have released a statement: Imogen Sudbery, International Rescue Committee’s advocacy lead in Brussels, says: “It seems that EU leaders need to be reminded that anyone who has a well-founded fear of...
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Homeland Star Mandy Patinkin Named IRC Ambassador
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) celebrates award-winning actor and singer Mandy Patinkin’s continued efforts to advocate for the welcoming of refugees around the world and is proud to announce him as an IRC Ambassador, the IRC said today. Patinkin joins Lena Headey, George and Amal Clooney...
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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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