IRC in the News
A row over Britain’s foreign aid will intensify today as Justine Greening warns off colleagues trying to raid her budget. The international development secretary said that calls to allow peacekeeping work to be supported with overseas aid money should be treated “with some caution”.
For one pair of refugees from Iraq, this Independence Day marks a new chapter in their lives - after decades of loss. Shoeab Ammar and his wife Khadijah Nasar have spent the last five years working for the freedoms that come with a United States citizenship. They hope the status can eventually help bring long-lost family to visit their new home.
In 2012, Arizona ranked eighth among states accepting refugees, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Since 1985, more than 63,000 refugees have resettled to Arizona. Nicky Walker, a Development Manager for the International Rescue Committee, explained these numbers.
At the World Refugee Day celebration in downtown Phoenix last Saturday, Tara Napal shared his story with a full and silent room. “You have to understand that we went through so many harrowing and hindering situations,” Napal said. “People lost their families. People lost their life.”
An estimated 450,000 people have left Pakistan's tribal area of North Waziristan since Islamabad launched a military offensive in mid-June targeting Islamist militants. The displaced are heading into nearby areas of the country as well as neighboring Afghanistan.
Five years ago by a group of people outside Charlottesville's public school system. A part of the City Schoolyard Garden project, the Buford garden is the largest of seven living classrooms growing behind city public schools. The other gardens are at the elementary schools.