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Children at an IRC-supported clinic in Aden, Yemen
Yemen Catastrophe

Nearly 1,100 people have been killed in recent fighting in Yemen and more than 150,000 have fled their homes — the newly displaced joining hundreds of thousands of people uprooted by previous waves of conflict.

Mustafa Hassan
IRC in TIME’s 100 list

TIME Magazine has named Mustafa Hassan, an aid worker with the International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s 100 most influential people for his tireless efforts to protect the youngest victims of Syria’s civil war.

Syrian boy collects water from a tap at a refugee camp in northern Iraq
SYRIA CONFLICT

Four years after the outbreak of the Syria conflict, the International Rescue Committee is continuing to provide critical aid to Syrian refugees and Syrians trapped by the violence inside the country. 

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

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April 25, 2015 | Blog Post
The IRC continues to monitor the situation in Nepal after its worst earthquake in 80 years. We are in discussions with aid agencies operating in the country to inform our careful evaluation of how the IRC might add value to the response underway. In the meantime, we encourage those concerned to go to ReliefWeb to learn about and support relief efforts.
April 25, 2015 | Blog Post
For World Malaria Day (April 25), the IRC shares its lifesaving work in South Sudan where children are at a higher risk in suffering from common, often preventable diseases.
April 23, 2015 | Blog Post
From San Diego to Baltimore, the IRC is helping resettled refugees and their new neighbors in the United States access the fresh foods they need to live healthy lives.

Voices for the IRC

Morena Baccarin, star of “Homeland,” “Gotham,” and the upcoming Marvel movie “Deadpool," is an advocate for the protection and empowerment of women and girls.  “My mother is an activist for women’s rights in Brazil and even as a young child her passion inspired me to use my voice to support women’s issues.” 

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President’s News & Notes: From David Miliband

Updates from IRC President David Miliband and his perspective on our lifesaving work around the world.