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Posted by The IRC on June 15th, 2015
The IRC joins the United Nations in its annual salute to the courage of refugees, World Refugee Day (June 20). Get photos, video, news and updates on ways you can get involved. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 15th, 2015
Today marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The IRC provides various forms of legal support to people uprooted by conflict and natural disaster. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 11th, 2015
The IRC and other aid agencies are calling for a lasting solution to the ongoing crisis in Yemen which has left millions in desperate need of humanitarian aid. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 27th, 2015
Today IRC President and CEO David Miliband delivered the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. The speech underscored what Miliband described as the vital importance of reinventing humanitarian affairs and foreign policy in a world of increasingly complex humanitarian crises. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 9th, 2015
On May 9, the IRC celebrates Liberia's 42 days Ebola-free. The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March 2014. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 28th, 2015
The platform, Service Info, will allow more than one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon to find services — ranging from medical care to financial services — online or over the phone. more »
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Posted by Peter Biro on April 15th, 2015
The violence in Nigeria has triggered a humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and neighboring countries. Some 400,000 people have sought refuge in Yola, a poor, dusty city in Nigeria’s Adamawa state. Here, the IRC is leading the humanitarian response, providing water, food and emergency shelters for tens of thousands of desperate people. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 25th, 2015
As part of the Talks@GS speaker series, IRC president David Miliband recently discussed the Ebola and Syria crises, and the IRC’s mission to provide relief and development operations in more than 40 countries around the world. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on February 12th, 2015
The IRC estimates 7,000 people have so far fled to the city of Zinder from the towns of Diffa and Bosso following attacks over the past week by extremists from neighboring Nigeria. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 12th, 2015
On Jan. 12, 2010 a powerful earthquake devastated Haiti, leaving 2.3 million homeless without clean water or food. Take a look back at the IRC's emergency response and recovery programs. more »