IRC in the News
The world's youngest nation has been ripped apart by civil war. Recent fighting in Unity state between government troops — known as the SPLA — and rebels has sparked fears of a worsening humanitarian crisis in the world's youngest nation. Aid agencies, including the International Rescue Committee, have withdrawn staff amid the violence which has displaced more than 100,000 people.
"One of the drivers of displacement and potential conflict over the next 10 to 20 years will be climate [change]-resource scarcity," David Miliband, President of the International Rescue Committee and a former UK foreign minister, said recently. "Climate change is going to compound the cocktail that's driving war and displacement."
As the title of the movie suggests – it means "hello neighbor" – the filmmakers want to bridge the gap between comfortable viewers in the West and the refugees in Jordan.
In fact, the filmmakers have partnered with Save the Children as well as the UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, and International Rescue Committee. These groups will receive a share of the documentary's profits to use for their work with Syrian refugees.
People impacted by conflict and disaster often lose almost everything during emergencies. We choose to give WakaWakas because they’re reliable, compact, and powerful multi-purpose tools for the people we serve. They provide light, power, connectivity, safety and more to people who have lost everything.
Fighting between the Islamic State group and the Syrian army in the mainly Kurdish city of Hassakeh has displaced at least 30,000 people, separated families and left some children unaccompanied, a member of an international aid group said Monday.
Demography is not destiny, but population growth trends are crucially important to the future of developing countries already struggling to alleviate hunger, eliminate severe poverty, manage water scarcity, curb environmental degradation or prevent conflict.
For centuries they sailed to the south, conquistadors and colonists, wresting control of a continent’s riches and imposing alien ways of faith and governance. Yet, in recent weeks, watching the inexorable exodus of migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean toward Greece and Italy in leaky craft, it is tempting to wonder whether the tide has turned.
Fragile states where poverty is worst are largely ignored by donors. And evidence shows that cash can be more effective than food, clothes or livestock.