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VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
IRC in the news
January 12, 2012
By The IRC
Players hit the field in a soccer tournament for young refugees that was sponsored by the IRC in Baltimore, Maryland.
Recent news and stories about the International Rescue Committee's work:
[IRC Executive Director Ken] Briggs hopes the International Rescue Committee will be able to offer long-term case management in the future (the Oakland office currently has three full-time direct-service staff). "I would like to see services within the resettlement agencies that provides support for a longer period [than six months], particularly with job search and case management.
First part of a three-part series on Somali refugees looks at IRC programs for refugees in the Eastleigh neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya.
More than 200 Somalis arrive in Arizona in search of a 'New Beginning', UNIVISION, Dec.16
Report on Somali refugees who been resettled in Phoenix including IRC staff member Mohamed Abdullahi.
Christmas surprise for refugees in Arizona, UNIVISION, Dec.17
Several Somali families and a Cuban family receive gifts as part of the IRC’s holiday giving campaign in Phoenix.
The Billion Dollar Woman, Marie Claire, January 2012
In 2006, the Buffetts [Jennifer and Peter] established the NoVo Foundation. . . . NoVo invests in a wide range of initiatives, from working with the International Rescue Committee on a grassroots effort to end violence against women and girls in Liberia, to supporting centers for rape victims in Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast, to helping to keep children in the slums of red-light districts in Bangladesh and India in school.
Snow blower and shovels ‘to get through the winter,’ Fukkou Kamaishi Shimbun (Japan), Dec. 21
The Association for Aid and Relief, Japan and the IRC (International Rescue Committee) donated 5 snow blowers made for households and 1,000 shovels to the city of Kamiashi City on the 18th of December. . . . Shinko Tana, Japan advisor for the IRC who provided the funds, said, ‘Many individuals and companies from around the world sent donations after the disaster. The people who know Japan are worried about the situation as though it is happening to their own country. While the media continues to focus their attention on the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, we hope to report on what is happening to the other areas devastated by the tsunami.’
Actress Romola Garai, star of the BBC’s “The Hour” writes about her recent visit to IRC programs in the east-African country of Burundi. “Sometimes a trip can change your life as the visit I made to Burundi with the International Rescue Committee did. . . . The sight of 20 women in a tiny shack [at an IRC-sponsored Village Savings and Loan Association] laughing and fist-bumping, as they competed in an exercise to see who could save the most, was truly inspiring.”
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