IRC in the News
Those caught in conflict and natural disasters are part of growing trend exemplified by Syria, South Sudan and the Philippines.
International Rescue Committee President David Miliband said the numbers of displaced Syrians is staggering. He said of the country's 22 million people, one in two Syrians has been displaced from their homes since the civil war began nearly three years ago.
Aisha Bain, advocacy adviser for the International Rescue Committee's Women's Protection and Empowering Unit, told Thomson Reuters Foundation that there was enough data on gender-based violence to act swiftly and effectively.
This week, I speak with Muriel Tschopp, International Rescue Committees’ Emergency Field Programme Coordinator. She is on the ground in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, where much of the international response to the crisis is focused.
Alina Potts and Virginia Zuco report on the IRC’s experience of operationalizing GBV guidance, and Aisha Bain and Marie-France Guimond write about examples from West Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo to demonstrate how service-based data can be used to improve GBV programming. (Download the full magazine at the link.)
Early marriages are subject to special pressures in the unstable conditions of refugee camp life in Jordan. The divorces that follow can be complicated by the questionable legal standing in which marriages are conducted.