IRC in the News
The soprano Danielle de Niese was dressed as an antiquated scuba diver when she greeted a group of 10 young IRC 'Leaders In Training' during intermission at Saturday’s performance of “The Enchanted Island” at the Metropolitan Opera.
Tens of thousands of South Sudanese civilians sheltering in UN peacekeeper bases fearing revenge attacks after weeks of conflict are to be moved to new camps, UN officials said Monday.
For five years, President Obama has consciously recast how America engages with the world’s toughest customers. But with Russia poised to annex Crimea after Sunday’s referendum, with a mounting threat to the rest of Ukraine and with the carnage in Syria accelerating, Mr. Obama’s strategy is now under greater stress than at any time in his presidency.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine should finally end the administration's fantasy that Moscow will help stop the war in Syria.
David Miliband, president and CEO of the IRC, has heard stories of many appalling atrocities, but the scale of suffering in Syria has shocked him to the core.
The International Rescue Committee says early rains in South Sudan have created catastrophic conditions for thousands of displaced people. The humanitarian agency says it’s a race against time to provide shelter, sanitation and clean water.
As the third anniversary of the conflict in Syria approaches, former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has described the international response to the crisis as the "defining collective failure of this century so far".