IRC in the News
Sitting at the kitchen table in her modest apartment, Jaya Laxchi Rai recounted her family’s journey: fleeing from ethnic persecution in Bhutan, living in a Nepali refugee camp and arriving in the U.S. almost two years ago.
“Gardening in the desert is one great big grand experiment,” Greg Peterson says. The educator and urban farmer is instructing a group of gardening enthusiasts who’ve gathered for a citrus-grafting class at the new Root Phoenix, west of Piestewa Peak.
Some of Tucson's newest residents now can pedal to work, the grocery store and school thanks to two University of Arizona student groups that collected donated bicycles and gear to political refugees.
The two-year civil war in Syria that killed 70,000 people and made refugees of more than 1 million people, hit close to home for one family in Tucson.
Speaking on Wednesday, David Miliband explains why he is leaving British politics to run the International Rescue Committee refugees charity in New York. He says he struggled to make his voice heard as a politician in the UK because of media interest in his relationship with his brother Ed Miliband, who defeated him in 2010 to win the leadership of the Labour party.
The Hollywood actress and British Foreign Secretary visit a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of campaign to stop rape being used as a tool of war.