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, 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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Thursday, September 28, 2017
IRC Appalled By Reports of an “Assimilation” Test For Vulnerable Refugees
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is alarmed by the apparent inclusion in the Presidential Determination of an “assimilation” test before a refugee can enter the United States. The IRC is firmly opposed to such arbitrary tests. The strength of the U.S. resettlement program is that it offers...
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