International Rescue Committee (IRC)

David Miliband on the U.S. government shutdown [Video]

"Refugees are caught up in the political maelstrom in Washington. These are people who have fled war, political oppression, religious persecution. They have been living in limbo in refugee camps and urban settings, some for as long as decades."
- David Miliband, International Rescue Committee president and former British foreign secretary, quoted in an Oct. 15 Financial Times story (free registration required) about the plight of refugees caught in a "transit trap" during the United States government shutdown. Watch this video to hear more about what he has to say about the impact of the shutdown on the IRC's ability to assist recently resettled refugees. 

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