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Posted by The IRC on July 12th, 2014
For the first time, the IRC has sponsored a boy's soccer team in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp. The team reached the semifinal round of the Zaatari World Cup tournament. This is their story. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 26th, 2014
In honor of the World Cup, the Union of European Football Associations organized a soccer tournament in Jordan's Zaatari camp, with each team sponsored by a humanitarian organization. The IRC's team made it to the finals. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 29th, 2014
There is an increasing number of displaced people escaping the armed conflict in Nigeria. The International Rescue Committee is providing emergency health and nutritional support to 1,600 children under five and 225 pregnant and breastfeeding women in the northeastern Adamawa State of 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 The IRC on April 30th, 2014
This April, the International Rescue Committee celebrates the successful completion of nearly three years of educational programming in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 24th, 2014
It's World Immunization Week: In 2013 alone, the IRC vaccinated over 276,000 children against disease. Follow @theIRC on Twitter to get more facts, figures and photos from our work around the world. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 11th, 2014
In a recent video interview, IRC president David Miliband explains how the IRC's new USAID-funded education program, the Pakistan Reading Project, fits in to the IRC's long history of work in the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 21st, 2014
The IRC's Salih Musa, a refugee himself from Syria, says his mission is to help the youngest victims of the Syrian conflict. more »
Posted by Lizzy Ongoro on February 19th, 2014
In northern Kenya, the IRC recently launched a major vaccination campaign for children living in the Kakuma refugee camp. Many of the camp residents are from South Sudan, with approximately 370 newcomers arriving daily. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on February 11th, 2014
“Children are our future but they the ones those who suffer the most in refugee camps,” says the IRC's Salih Salahaddin Musa, who specializes in helping unaccompanied and separated Syrian refugee children. more »