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Posted by The IRC on April 20th, 2016
IRC aid workers assisted several survivors after a boat with 50 passengers capsized near the Sittew coast in Rakhine State, Myanmar. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 27th, 2015
IRC aid workers in Afghanistan and Pakistan are responding after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Monday killed more than 300 people and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes along the mountainous border between the two countries. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 26th, 2015
International Rescue Committee aid workers in Afghanistan and Pakistan are prepared to respond after a massive earthquake centered near Afghanistan's northeastern border rocked the region today. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 8th, 2015
Arriving on the scene within hours of a powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan ten years ago today, IRC emergency teams aided 230,000 people, treated thousands of the sick and injured, and worked alongside survivors to rebuild their lives. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on August 29th, 2015
Elhamija Kadic fled war and persecution in Bosnia in 1992 and came to the United States with the help of the IRC. After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, she helped coordinate the IRC's response. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 20th, 2015
Only days after Hurricane Katrina destroyed a swath of the Gulf Coast in August 2005, the IRC dispatched an emergency team of relief experts to Louisiana. For the first time in its 73-year history, the organization responded to a humanitarian crisis in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 11th, 2015
Monsoon rains in Pakistan have left more than one million people in need of food, clean water and shelter. The IRC is responding in one of the worst-hit areas, in Punjab province. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 7th, 2015
As Nepal slowly recovers from two powerful earthquakes, the IRC is working with our partner AAR to rebuild schools destroyed in the worst disaster to hit the country in 80 years. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 15th, 2015
As Nepal struggles to recover from the devastation of two major earthquakes in less than a month, aid workers from IRC partner AAR are getting food and vital supplies through to thousands of survivors in remote mountain villages. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on May 11th, 2015
The villagers in Tasarphu, which lies close to the quake's epicenter, are desperately poor, like most rural Nepalese. Over the past week, some 7,000 have received food, blankets, shelter materials and other emergency items from the IRC’s partner, AAR Japan. more »