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Posted by The IRC on November 18th, 2015
The United States has long offered refuge to those fleeing persecution and war. Resettlement of refugees of all races, religions and national origins has been one of the success stories of our country. Now is not the time to abandon this proud tradition. The IRC's work and how you can help. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 30th, 2015
The IRC believes that the Obama administration’s decision to resettle 10,000 Syrians over the next year does not reflect the magnitude of the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War. In a statement released today, we renewed our call for the U.S. government to resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees in 2016. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 28th, 2015
IRC president David Miliband testified before Congress on Sep. 29 on the growing humanitarian crisis sparked by the civil war in Syria. Earlier this month, he met with refugees the IRC is assisting on the Greek island of Lesbos. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 11th, 2015
The IRC has expressed dismay at President Obama’s announcement this week that the U.S. government would increase by just 2,000 the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the country in 2016 — from 8,000 to 10,000. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 6th, 2015
The IRC is providing humanitarian aid to millions of people displaced by years of brutal conflict in Syria and Afghanistan. We're the only aid group assisting the refugees in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the U.S. Learn how we help. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 3rd, 2015
All of us at the IRC are appalled at the scale of the suffering as thousands of people fleeing war and chaos land on Europe's shores each day -- and at the unwillingness of wealthier countries to step up and support the refugees. Stand with us. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 27th, 2015
In recent months, more than 340,000 people have attempted the dangerous journey to Europe to escape from brutal conflicts in places like Syria. But there’s been confusion and debate over the use of the words migrant and refugee to describe the plight of those on the run. We explain the differences. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 26th, 2015
The IRC and three other humanitarian aid agencies working in South Sudan say today's peace deal is only the beginning of a long, hard journey toward peace and reconciliation. South Sudan has been caught up in a brutal, 20-month civil war. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 18th, 2015
The latest delay facing peace talks in South Sudan may have serious consequences for civilians who are enduring their 20th month of a brutal civil war, the IRC and other aid groups warn. Women and girls are among the worst affected by the violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 23rd, 2015
On the eve of President Obama's trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, the IRC is hoping he'll use the opportunity to meet refugees who have fled ongoing conflicts in neighboring countries, listen to their stories, and urge immediate action to end the violence. more »