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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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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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
IRC Projects Only 15,000 Refugee Arrivals In The United States This Year Based On Current Trends, One Third Of Record-Low FY18 Cap
Six weeks ago, the Trump administration set an historically low refugee admissions level of 45,000 in 2018—the lowest in history, and at a time of unprecedented global need. Today, The International Rescue Committee (IRC) registers alarm at the dramatic reduction in arrivals. In the first month of...
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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Statement By The Humanitarian Community In Yemen On The Complete Closure Of Yemen’s Borders
The humanitarian community in Yemen is greatly alarmed at the decision by the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) to close all of Yemeni airports, seaports and land crossings, which will prevent critical humanitarian aid deliveries and commercial supplies from reaching the country and the movement of aid...
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Report Reveals Dire Needs of Rohingya Refugees
Half of pregnant women have not received medical care; a third of families forced to defecate in the open Three most urgent needs are money, household goods and food Report from the International Rescue Committee and Relief International also highlights harmful practices in supporting survivors of...
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Friday, September 29, 2017
As 60 Rohingya Refugees Reported to Have Drowned, IRC Raises New Humanitarian Concerns
Sanna Johnson, IRC's Regional Director said: "Whether forced to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh or stuck in northern Myanmar, cut off from essential services and lifesaving aid, Rohingya refugees have no safe place to call home. Today's reported drownings are a tragic reminder of this desperation...
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