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Posted by The IRC on October 2nd, 2015
The surge in refugees arriving in Greece has given 33-year-old George Tyrikos the chance to repay a 70-year-old family debt to the people of Syria, where his grandmother sought shelter during the Second World War. George was recently featured on Humans of New York, which is currently sharing refugees' stories. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 6th, 2015
The IRC is providing humanitarian aid to millions of people displaced by years of brutal conflict in Syria and Afghanistan. We're the only aid group assisting the refugees in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the U.S. Learn how we help. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 31st, 2015
With more than 13,000 refugees crowded onto Lesbos, the IRC warns the tiny island in the Aegean is being pushed beyond breaking point. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19th, 2015
On World Humanitarian Day (August 19), the IRC celebrates the humanitarian spirit and pays tribute to aid workers and volunteers who have helped the world’s most vulnerable people. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 10th, 2015
More than 3,000 people have been killed in the recent fighting in Yemen and a million have fled their homes—the newly displaced joining hundreds of thousands of people uprooted by previous waves of conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 9th, 2015
Since a political rivalry in South Sudan erupted into a civil war, thousands have been killed, and more than two million uprooted from their homes. more »
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 »