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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 »
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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 »
Posted by The IRC on July 2nd, 2015
As the United Nations declares the conflict in Yemen one of the world's most serious humanitarian crises, the IRC is calling for a pause in the fighting to allow aid to reach people in urgent need. More than a million have been displaced by months of violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 11th, 2015
Some 60,000 unaccompanied children from Central America, many of them fleeing violence, crossed the United States border last summer. The U.S. State Department’s Central American Minors in-country resettlement program provides a safe way for vulnerable children from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to reunify with a parent in the U.S. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 12th, 2014
The IRC's director for U.N. humanitarian affairs, Kristele Younes, testified before Congress today to call for urgent action to address the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. Violence has forced more than 1.9 million people to flee this year. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 20th, 2014
The IRC, which helps resettle thousands of refugees in the United States each year, applauds President Barack Obama’s decision and welcomes the administration’s plans to encourage naturalization for those immigrants who qualify to apply for citizenship. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 20th, 2014
Showing parents alternatives to harshly disciplining their children can reduce physical and verbal punishments by up to 56 percent, and can lead to better relationships and less conflict within families and communities, according to two IRC studies released today. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 10th, 2014
The IRC and its aid workers have witnessed firsthand the suffering caused by the crisis in South Sudan. A new IRC report provides on-the-ground evidence and urgent recommendations to help save lives. more »

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