Rashida Jones meets with refugees at the Tham Hin camp in Thailand during a recent visit with the International Rescue Committee. The 35-year-old Parks and Recreation star recorded this video while visiting the area to help raise awareness about the humanitarian needs of Burmese refugees.
At the end of July 2010, Pakistan was hit by the worst floods in its recent history. One year on, thousands of Pakistanis are still struggling to recover and rebuild their lives. Photos by Reuters/Adrees Latif and the International Rescue Committee's Peter Biro
IRC Voice Rashida Jones visits the Tham Hin camp in Thailand, where the International Rescue Committee is the sole provider of health care and drinking water to Burmese refugees who have lived in the camp for years.
A year ago the Azakhel Refugee Camp in western Pakistan was home to thousands of Afghan refugees. Many had lived there their entire lives and had build sturdy mud brick homes. But in August of 2010, the worst flash floods in living memory roared through the camp, washing the homes away. The IRC's Peter Biro documented the conditions with his camera immediately after the waters began to subside. Peter's colleague Ned Colt went back to Azakhel in the summer of 2011 to see what had changed.
June 6, 2011 - Bob Kitchen has worked with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in some of the most demanding and dangerous places in the world, including Iraq, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Congo. He’s directed the IRC’s Afghanistan program since 2009, and he leaves this summer to assume a new post as director of the IRC’s Emergency Response Team. During his last week in Kabul, he spoke with Ned Colt via Skype about his time in Afghanistan and the accomplishments of the country staff there.
Submitted by Kate Sands Adams on May 12, 2011 - 1:59pm
May 12, 2011
The IRC continues to support the relief efforts of three Japanese aid groups assisting survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. One of them, the Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR), is focusing on assistance to people with disabilities and others who have difficulty accessing humanitarian aid