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Posted by The IRC on April 4th, 2014
This Week's Voices is a roundup of recent eyewitness reports and commentary by IRC experts and others. This week: What next for Afghanistan as Afghans go to the polls on Saturday to elect their next president? more »
Posted by The IRC on April 3rd, 2014
On Apr. 3, IRC president David Miliband joins two Syrian activists -- eyewitnesses to a brutal civil war -- on stage in New York to address the urgent need for humanitarian aid for the millions uprooted by the violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 26th, 2014
In an op-ed published by TIME this week, IRC president David Miliband writes that international law is being flouted daily in Syria. "Civilians are not just caught in the crossfire—they are targeted," he says. more »
Posted by on March 14th, 2014
2.5 million refugees created, 80% of them women and children. An estimated 140,000 people killed. Roughly 6.5 million Syrians displaced inside their own country. The figures continue to grow and leave the world numb in the face of the Syrian crisis, one that will reach the grim third year milestone on March 15. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 10th, 2014
Beginning March 13, the IRC will be supporting and contributing to a global campaign called #WithSyria to mark the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict. Learn how you can get involved. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 7th, 2014
“The severity of violence women and girls are experiencing is shocking," says IRC country director Sarah Terlouw. The IRC has remained in the Central African Republic throughout the current crisis to provide lifesaving services. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 3rd, 2014
“The classic definition of humanitarian action is simple: we exist to save lives," says IRC president David Miliband. "But in fact we have other priorities too." Read his recent commentary in The Guardian. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 10th, 2014
David Miliband writes in The Sunday Times: "Is Syria lost — gone, finished, beyond hope as a nation and beyond redemption for its people? That is the unspoken fear of refugees that the International Rescue Committee is helping in neighboring countries and the displaced people we are helping with humanitarian aid inside Syria." more »
Posted by The IRC on February 7th, 2014
IRC president David Miliband calls for a United Nations Security Council resolution on humanitarian access in war-torn Syria as the 2014 Winter Olympics open in Sochi, Russia. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 28th, 2014
"Aleppo is to Syria what Sarajevo was to Bosnia," writes IRC president David Miliband in an op-ed published in the Washington Post on the eve of the ongoing Geneva II peace conference. "If Syria is ever to recover its tranquility and beauty, this city must be saved from the hell it currently faces." more »