IRC in the News
What do you want to be when you grow up? This common question is rare for adolescent girls in eastern Congo—few had ever been asked. Through the Vision Not Victim Project, the International Rescue Committee and photographer Meredith Hutchison partnered to ask girls just that. Their visions were captured in this series of photographs and shared with their families and communities.
In South Sudan, thousands have been killed in political and ethnic fighting since December. The fighting has disrupted much of daily life and left nearly 7 million at risk of hunger and 3.7 million facing starvation, according to the United Nations. Last week, Peter Biro of the International Rescue Committee visited the northern town of Ganyliel, South Sudan.
Thanks to the IRC’s New Roots program, gundruk’s spicy, fermented leaves will not only provide a satisfying ingredient of home cooking for the Mainalis, but will allow this family of farmers to lay down their own new roots in urban Oakland.
The United Nations Security Council approved a 12,000-strong peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic (CAR) Thursday, though concerns remain that CAR’s ethno-religious fighting will continue to worsen before the U.N. troops arrive in September.
Sayre Nyce, policy analyst at International Rescue Committee, speaks about what's in store for Afghanistan after President Hamid Karzai.