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Posted by Ruth Fertig on October 12th, 2011
In her Wake Up Call video, Abigail Disney, executive producer of the PBS special, "Women, War and Peace," shares how the story of Liberian women taking a stand against war propelled her into filmmaking. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 14th, 2011
Today, watch International Rescue Committee president George Rupp in “Conversations with America" at the Department of State, live at 10:15am (EDT). more »
Posted by The IRC on June 10th, 2011
IRC president George Rupp will participate in a live video program, “Conversations with America” at the Department of State on June 14. The program is one in a series of live interviews between leaders of nongovernmental organizations and the State Department that focus on pressing foreign policy issues. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 7th, 2011
We were thrilled to welcome John Legend to IRC HQ today to talk about his new role as an IRC Voice. He will be focusing on children's education. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 7th, 2011
Rabina Bhandari is wrapping up her first full year of going to school in America as a fifth grader at Walker Upper Elementary in Charlottesville. When she arrived from Nepal Rabina barely spoke English. Now she's comfortable enough with the language to reach out and help other students. more »
Posted by Shinko Tana on May 24th, 2011
Cut off by the tsunami, people on Oshika peninsula in Japan struggle without fresh food and basic supplies. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 19th, 2011
Ernst Leo’s wife and oldest daughter were killed when their apartment collapsed in the earthquake that devastated Haiti’s capital on January 12, 2010. His younger daughter was trapped under the rubble for two days before she was rescued; her right arm had to be amputated. Today, the family is building a new life in Miami with the IRC’s support. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 12th, 2011
Award-winning musician and actor Jencarlos Canela -- star of Telemundo’s top-rated telenovela, “Más Sabe el Diablo” -- is the first of a number of young artists to be announced this year as an IRC Voice. more »
Posted by Shinko Tana on May 10th, 2011
Driving along the Japanese coast, you immediately see the scope of the destruction that followed the earthquake and the tsunami. It's far greater than pictures can convey. Amazingly, some houses are still standing, but as you get closer you can see that only their exterior walls are left -- the rooms inside were completely washed away. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on May 8th, 2011
Happy Mother's Day! Over the past week we've been sharing some of our favorite stories about mothers. Today -- Lay Htoo and her newborn at the Tham Hin refugee camp, near the Thailand-Myanmar border. more »