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Posted by The IRC on September 23rd, 2014
As world leaders hold a summit meeting this week on climate change, learn how climate change and other environmental pressures are affecting the world's conflicts and changing the dynamics of humanitarian aid. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 18th, 2014
Most of those displaced by the Syrian crisis are women and girls. A new IRC report reveals the challenges they face, and brings their voices to the world. Follow our Storify feature for insights from today's launch event. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 25th, 2014
Five years ago today we lost a public servant who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable people: U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy. Read the IRC's 2009 tribute to Senator Kennedy. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 10th, 2014
The IRC is increasingly concerned by the humanitarian crisis now unfolding on the United States’ southwestern borders. There is no doubt that some of the unaccompanied minors now seeking refuge in the United States are bona fide refugees and that others may qualify for other forms of immigration relief. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 6th, 2014
Delivering aid in Central African Republic has become increasingly dangerous due to escalating violence, the IRC said today. Armed groups are attacking civilians with impunity, and even aid workers have become targets. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 23rd, 2014
Half the population of South Sudan – 4.9 million – needs humanitarian assistance as a result of five months of fighting. "This crisis is man-made," says IRC vice president Sharon Waxman, "and the parties to the conflict bear ultimate responsibility for its impact on civilians and for its resolution." more »
Posted by The IRC on May 22nd, 2014
In a statement released today, the IRC and five other aid groups urged the United Nations Security Council to make the protection of civilians a priority in Mali, where violent conflict continues to affect hundreds of thousands of people. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 21st, 2014
In a statement released today, the IRC and nine other aid organizations welcomed the outcomes of this week's Oslo donor conference on the South Sudan crisis, emphasizing the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 19th, 2014
On the eve of a donor conference on South Sudan, the IRC released a statement calling on the international community to be generous in its response to the extreme humanitarian crisis currently faced by the South Sudanese people. more »
Posted by Sana Brosnan on May 19th, 2014
Aid agencies increasingly see advocacy as a key way we achieve our missions. It is a topic IRC is discussing now as we undertake a strategic planning process. There are the long standing “traditional” reasons we have developed the ability to affect policy change, but there are also new(er) reasons to invest in advocacy. more »