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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Friday, December 21, 2018
U.S. Border Announcement Continues Systematic Degradation of Legal Routes to Protection
The “Remain in Mexico” Plan will increase dangers for vulnerable asylum-seekers, and real dangers for the region. Today’s announcement from the U.S. Administration on asylum is as irresponsible as it is dangerous for families in need of urgent safety. The move comes on the heels of previous attacks...
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Thursday, December 13, 2018
IRC Welcomes Outcomes of Sweden Peace Negotiations in Yemen War
David Miliband, President and CEO at the International Rescue Committee said, The IRC welcomes the news that Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the critical port city of Hodeidah. We, and the people of Yemen, are desperate for its implementation. It is the deeds, not the words of...
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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Yemen Peace Consultations: Time For Action
David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee said: “The Yemen peace consultations taking place in Stockholm, Sweden this week must result in meaningful steps to relieve human suffering in Yemen. After almost four years of war, the Yemeni people have suffered more than...
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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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