IRC in the News
The uprising in Syria has become so violent that it recently forced the United Nations to suspend an observer mission. During some of the worst fighting, French surgeon Jacques Bérès snuck across the border into the country and performed dozens of surgeries on the wounded.
NTAMUGENGA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Squatting against a brick wall under the blazing afternoon sun, Esther slowly catches her breath. She walked just a few dozen yards from the doors of the health center, but she is already exhausted and deeply disoriented. Her triplets are fast asleep in her lap, unaware of the mayhem all around.
Each year, between 800 and 1,000 refugees - survivors of violent conflict, persecution and oppression unimaginable to most Americans - make their homes in greater Tucson.
Angele Nogue grew up on her grandmother’s farm in Cameroon, and growing vegetables has always been part of her life. In 2008, though, she had to flee her country, and was granted asylum in the United States.
The “Kony 2012” video campaign against Joseph Kony, the leader of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army, was met with fiery reactions across the board after it exploded across social media platforms Wednesday.
LONDON, June 13 (TrustLaw) - Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world's biggest economies, a global poll of experts showed on Wednesday.
Lauren Baker admits she has a lot of goals for her clients. The biggest step for many, though, is learning to dream again. Baker, 25, works with Burmese Chin refugees in Midland as program coordinator at International Rescue Committee's recently opened satellite office.