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Posted by The IRC on October 8th, 2014
Arriving on the scene within hours of a powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan on October 8, 2005, 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 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 March 20th, 2014
Syria’s ongoing civil war and other crises put women and girls at increased risk of sexual exploitation, abuse, assault, forced marriage, domestic violence and trafficking. Join the IRC in urging global leaders to put women and girls first in emergencies. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 3rd, 2014
“The classic definition of humanitarian action is simple: we exist to save lives," says IRC president David Miliband. "But in fact we have other priorities too." Read his recent commentary in The Guardian. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 19th, 2013
The IRC and our partner Philippines Business for Social Progress (PBSP) are providing vouchers to help 600 residents of San Dionisio, a municipality on the island of Panay, rebuild their homes after Typhoon Haiyan. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26th, 2013
When natural disasters strike or conflicts erupt, the IRC delivers lifesaving assistance to families in urgent need. Your Rescue Gift can provide essentials such as clean water, warm blankets and emergency care for a child in crisis zones like the Philippines and Syria. more »
Posted by Bob Kitchen on November 19th, 2013
In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the IRC is focusing on urgent water, sanitation, hygiene and health needs in the Philippines -- along with programs that will put some money back into people’s pockets and help to revitalize the local economy. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 12th, 2013
The situation in the Philippines is becoming increasingly desperate in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, with food and water supplies running low. The IRC's first priorities: providing clean water, safe sanitation, and health care. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 26th, 2013
A massive earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 forced Estefa Guerda and her family out onto the streets of Port-au-Prince. She describes their struggles and the help they received from the IRC in "Hidden Lives: The Untold Story of Urban Refugees." more »
Posted by The IRC on July 2nd, 2013
A family in Haiti, split by poverty and the earthquake, reunite with help from the International Rescue Committee. This week only, listen online to "The Parents' Choice," part of a BBC Radio 4 series on families reunited. more »