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Posted by The IRC on September 11th, 2014
IRC president David Miliband spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour today about how humanitarian work is crucial in Syria and Iraq. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8th, 2014
Since early June, tens of thousands of Iraqis have fled their homes from Islamic State militants who have violently targeted religious minorities in its rampage throughout northwestern Iraq. Approximately, 122,585 Yazidis, Iraq's oldest religious minority, fled into Syria as a result of the attack. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19th, 2014
World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to celebrate the humanitarian spirit and commemorate those who risk their lives helping others uprooted by conflict and natural disaster, working in the most difficult conditions on the frontlines of emergencies. Today, the IRC recognizes these brave humanitarians and remembers those who gave their lives while carrying out our mission. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on August 16th, 2014
More than half a million Iraqis have fled the violence of Islamic State militants since early June, many of them heading for refugee camps in Syria. The IRC's Rachel Unkovic kept an audio diary of her experiences at the Newrooz refugee camp in northern Syria which has now between 10,000 to 12,000 people. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 11th, 2014
The IRC's Rachel Unkovic writes about the dire situation of tens of thousands of Iraqi women, children and men fleeing the violence of Islamic State militants. "I’ll never forget the big eyes of the kids staring at us from the back seats of the cars, exhausted and scared," she says. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on August 8th, 2014
As new waves of violence engulf Iraq, the IRC is providing emergency medical care for as many as 4,000 Yazidis, mostly women and children, who survived without food or water for up to six days while hiding from militants in Iraq's Sinjar mountains. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 29th, 2014
Nearly a million people have been forced to leave their homes in North Waziristan, a region of northeast Pakistan, since June 14. The IRC is responding to immediate needs, providing people with shelter to escape the sun, wind and rain, as well as supplying clean water and toilets to prevent illness. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 28th, 2014
At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. A collection of photos by the IRC's Peter Biro provides a snapshot of how the IRC rescues lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 16th, 2014
When you become a Rescue Partner, your steady support enables the IRC to respond swiftly and effectively when conflict or natural disaster hits, to rescue lives in the midst of chaos, and to help fragile communities rebuild and move toward a more stable future. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 14th, 2014
The United Nations Security Council resolution authorized the delivery of aid to Syrians across borders and conflict lines, without the need of local government consent. UN officials estimate that the authorization for cross-border access could allow the UN to potentially reach 1.3 to 2.5 million more Syrians in need. more »