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, July 03, 2019
Airstrike on a Detention Centre in Tripoli Leave More Than Forty Migrants Dead Hundreds Injured
An estimated 44 people have been killed in Tripoli, as an airstrike landed on a detention centre housing more than 600 vulnerable refugees and migrants. More than 100 of those trapped inside are thought to be injured and the numbers are expected to rise. This latest attack proves the immense...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Trump Administration’s Latest Asylum Policy Likely Unconstitutional, Certainly Inhumane
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds today to reports of a new Trump Administration policy denying asylum to anyone transiting through a third country on their way to safety in the U.S. “Once again, the administration is seeking to slam the door on vulnerable people, in likely...
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Yemen: Uptick in Fighting Forces IRC to Suspend Critical Life-Saving Programming
A major uptick in fighting on the frontline between Ansar Allah (Houthi) and forces loyal to the Hadi government in Al Dahle’e governorate has forced the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to suspend and relocate critical life-saving programming including mobile health clinics, cholera treatment...
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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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