IRC in the News
“Everyone harasses us now because of this conflict,” said one female refugee. A new report from the IRC reveals the scale of the abuse.
A report from the International Rescue Committee makes eight recommendations to ensure greater protection from sexual violence, exploitation and forced marriage.
April Moo, 22, came with her family to San Diego from a refugee camp in Thailand six years ago. They settled into a City Heights apartment furnished by the International Rescue Committee.
The United Nations on Monday took over a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic previously run by the African Union, a move that rights groups said must lead to more action to protect civilians from attack.
The expanding diversity in the Valley isn’t limited to people who speak Spanish as a first language. Far from it. Based on figures from the Phoenix Union High School District, there are at least 50 languages students hear or use at home. We talked with Phoenix Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Nicky Walker of the International Rescue Committee about the need for interpreters.
For women, the biggest fear remains sexual violence. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) opened up two women’s centers in early 2014 and interviewed 125 women and girls—the youngest being only 7 years old—who had come to the group for help. Of those 125, a startling 84 percent had been raped.
An expanded American offensive against ISIS in Iraq and Syria may complicate the work of humanitarian workers already trying to help desperate civilians in the region, David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday.
The coverage of the Ebola epidemic to date has focused on treatment, or the lack of it: the fact that Ebola has no cure; the heroic efforts to keep patients alive; the use of a new drug never before tested on humans.