IRC in the News
Every once in a while, we find a story that embodies the triumph of the human spirit, the successful achievement against all odds, the individual passion for a better life that transcends all the noise from the digital, technology, blogosphere — just mano-a-mano against the darkness and the sadness.
Luego de haber sido nombrado como La Voz del IRC (International Rescue Committee) el joven cantante y actor cubanomericano Jencarlos Canela viajó a Haití, como parte de su labor con esta importante organización, que entre otras cosas busca cubrir las necesidades básicas de las victimas de guerra y d
As traffic whizzed past them, a group of tiny Asian women in long bright skirts and plastic sandals walked single file along the edge of East-West Highway in Riverdale, headed for the Megamart. Deomaya Dharjmer, 49, led the way, cheerfully determined to conquer her alien new world.
Joseph's enthusiasm was infectious. A refugee from Liberia, he was showing me around the International Rescue Committee's New Roots Community Farm in San Diego and it was clear how much he appreciated the opportunity to grow his own fresh produce so close to home. Joseph, a farmer in Liberia, was forced to flee when his country devolved into civil war. He lost family and friends in that bloody conflict and after many years living in limbo in Ivory Coast, Guinea and Sierra Leone, he finally was given sanctuary in the United States. Resettled in San Diego in 2009, he found out about the farm earlier this year and immediately wanted to get involved.
More than 20 volunteers visited a west Phoenix apartment community Saturday morning, bearing gifts and good tidings to refugee families. Volunteers from the International Rescue Committee, an international relief and development organization based in New York, delivered bicycles, vacuums, clothes,
Nadia Karim Hassan says she stayed in her Baghdad neighborhood as long as she could, but by the height of the sectarian war in 2007, too many fellow Shiites were getting killed, and she had to leave the area and move into an abandoned building.
(Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own) By Bernd Debusmann WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - When Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency, he spoke eloquently about America's moral obligation to Iraqis working for U.