IRC in the News
It's been a week of refugee records in Jordan, and that's bad. More than 2,200 Syrian refugees crossed the border last Thursday night alone, which reflects worsening violence in Syria. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says most of those now crossing are coming from the southern city of Dera'a, considered the birthplace of Syria's revolution, where there's been a recent increase in fighting.
(CBS News) Talk about a tough act to follow. As the daughter of music mogul Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton, Rashida Jones has had to prove that she's a talent in her in right. Which she has - and then some. Lee Cowan paid her a visit:
TWENTY-FOUR days after he arrived in the United States, Mamadou Fadja Diallo, 13, showed up for summer school in Manhattan looking wary and confused. The building itself was disorienting: big and imposing, with polished floors, nothing like his school back home in Guinea. He was surrounded by students from all over the world. He could not understand a word anyone was saying.
Guest contributor Carrie Ross Welch is senior vice president of external relations for the International Rescue Committee. The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
TUCSON - The Syrian crisis hits close to home for families right here in Tucson. Some fear for their loved ones safety, others are working to bring relatives to the U.