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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 25th, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled new violence in Iraq and many have sought sanctuary in the northern Kurdish region. Follow our Iraq Crisis Storify feature to get the latest updates from IRC aid workers and others who are responding to and reporting on the crisis. 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 »
Posted by The IRC on June 20th, 2014
Today the IRC joins the United Nations in its annual salute to the courage of refugees, World Refugee Day. Get photos, video, news and updates on ways you can get involved. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 20th, 2014
How many refugees are there in the world? Good question. To honor the resilience and courage of refugees on World Refugee Day, the IRC asked people on the streets of New York City to answer this question. Their responses will surprise you. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 19th, 2014
"For those still trapped in areas of fighting, the fuel crisis will make it far harder to escape," says Nora Love, IRC country director in Iraq. "Even people who have already fled to Kurdistan need fuel for their cars to collect lifesaving food aid or to access hospitals." more »
Posted by The IRC on June 13th, 2014
David Miliband spent last weekend traveling in South Sudan to meet with uprooted families being assisted by the IRC and with members of the IRC staff who are carrying out these critical aid programs. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 6th, 2014
Delivering aid in Central African Republic has become increasingly dangerous due to escalating violence, the IRC said today. Armed groups are attacking civilians with impunity, and even aid workers have become targets. more »