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Syrian Refugees

Posted by The IRC on April 3rd, 2014
On Apr. 3, IRC president David Miliband joins two Syrian activists -- eyewitnesses to a brutal civil war -- on stage in New York to address the urgent need for humanitarian aid for the millions uprooted by the violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 26th, 2014
In an op-ed published by TIME this week, IRC president David Miliband writes that international law is being flouted daily in Syria. "Civilians are not just caught in the crossfire—they are targeted," he says. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on March 19th, 2014
Rania and her two colleagues trudge through the dusty streets of Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, their black and yellow baseball caps and official badges identifying them as IRC volunteers. Learn how they're helping their fellow refugees. more »
Posted by Emmanuel d'Harcourt on March 18th, 2014
Iris scanners are just one component of what is becoming, in and around Syria and with remarkably little attention, the most technological humanitarian response ever. more »
Posted by on March 14th, 2014
2.5 million refugees created, 80% of them women and children. An estimated 140,000 people killed. Roughly 6.5 million Syrians displaced inside their own country. The figures continue to grow and leave the world numb in the face of the Syrian crisis, one that will reach the grim third year milestone on March 15. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 13th, 2014
Three years after the outbreak of the Syrian conflict, the threat of unspeakable violence and cruelty is a daily reality for women and girls who have fled their homes in search of safety. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 12th, 2014
“I used to be a nurse,” says Leila, who is describing her journey from the besieged Syrian city of Homs to Mafraq in northern Jordan, speaking with a calm dignity that can’t quite disguise a tinge of desperation so characteristic of Syrian refugees in Jordan. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 10th, 2014
Beginning March 13, the IRC will be supporting and contributing to a global campaign called #WithSyria to mark the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict. Learn how you can get involved. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 4th, 2014
New video featured on Upworthy: How solar lamps provided by the WakaWaka Foundation and the IRC have become an emergency essential for families uprooted by Syria's civil war. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 24th, 2014
Women’s E-News looks at the efforts of the IRC and the United Nations to curb the practice of early marriage of Syrian refugee girls ... plus other recent media coverage touching on the IRC's work around the world: more »