IRC in the News
As Myanmar’s nationwide ceasefire negotiations continue, peace in many formerly war-torn regions has allowed state-run lifesaving services to gradually expand. But their provision is intensely politicized, and carefully crafted access strategies are vital, experts warn.
Dr. Sharon McDonnell, a public health epidemiologist from Yarmouth, will volunteer with the International Rescue Committee.
Sara Crowder of Utahns Against Hunger and Grace Henley of the International Rescue Committee both spoke at the banquet. The speakers depicted what hunger is like in Utah and how their organizations help.
Thousands of aid workers from across the United States place themselves in harm’s way for humanity, including one local organization that says it’s willing to go placed most others won’t.
From the capture of Mosul by ISIL to the siege of Kobani, the political and media focus on what used to be called the Syrian civil war has changed. The battlefield has become more complex as the images have become ever more brutal. Yet one thing has not become more complex: the human suffering on the part of millions of Syrians fleeing their homes in fear of their lives, or stuck in them desperately trying to survive.
Thousands of Syrians, mostly women and children, have been stranded for weeks on Jordan’s border, according to international aid agencies who say Jordan appears to be increasingly turning away Syrians fleeing war at home.