International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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IRC Press Coverage

January 27, 2016 - 

In the latest controversy over Syrians seeking refuge in Texas, the state’s top lawyer on Tuesday again asked a federal judge to halt the resettlement of people fleeing the war-torn country.

 
January 26, 2016 - 

With migrant maritime arrivals the subject of major policy and public focus in the Mediterranean, the Bay of Bengal, and elsewhere, this Migration Policy Institute volume reviews the policy responses to irregular maritime arrivals at regional, national, and international levels.

January 26, 2016 - 

The Syrian refugee exodus represents the gravest humanitarian crisis in a generation. Well over 4 million have fled, the vast majority of them women and children. The United States is the largest aid donor, but we must share the international burden and resettle many more Syrians in the U.S.

January 26, 2016 - 

The cries of young children ring around the hospital as hundreds of patients, packed tightly together on wooden benches and surrounded by boxes of syringes piled high, wait to be seen.

Nurses shout to be heard as they rush through the dimly-lit corridors, past peeling, faded posters proclaiming 'Ebola is real!' and prompting people to 'Smile!' and 'Say Thanks!'

But the patients at Redemption Hospital in Liberia's capital Monrovia have had little to be happy about or thankful for in the wake of the world's worst Ebola outbreak, which has killed 11,300 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since 2013.

January 26, 2016 - 
Chromebooks, the typically inexpensive Chrome OS notebooks popular in classrooms, will soon be distributed to refugees in Europe thanks to a grant from Google.