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Posted by The IRC on September 29th, 2014
Today is the inauguration of the new president of Afghanistan. IRC country director in Afghanistan Allen Greenway writes about the need for the new government to maintain their investment in the country's future. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 24th, 2014
Although famine has been averted in South Sudan, the IRC expresses concern with how the world’s newest country will cope in 2015. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 23rd, 2014
As world leaders hold a summit meeting this week on climate change, learn how climate change and other environmental pressures are affecting the world's conflicts and changing the dynamics of humanitarian aid. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 22nd, 2014
With the announcement of the new president of Afghanistan, the IRC calls the international community to fully commit to funding and delivering emergency relief to Afghans in desperate need. more »
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 »