International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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IRC Press Coverage

August 9, 2014 - 

The man everyone calls “Shawarma” looks tired and weak sitting in his rickety wheelchair. I’m immediately worried as I enter the Ebola Treatment Center at the Kenema Government Hospital. Shawarma, in his early 30s, is an Egyptian national who was transported to the center from eastern Freetown after being discovered in a private “mushroom” health clinic – one that popped up outside the network of licensed clinics. 

August 9, 2014 - 

About 3,000 Iraqis have resettled in the San Diego region in each of the last seven years, a number that could soon grow if the Obama administration grants asylum to Christians displaced by radical Islamic State insurgents being pummeled in selective strikes from U.S. fighter planes.

August 8, 2014 - 

The US unleashed a second wave of airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group amid a worsening humanitarian crisis.

August 8, 2014 - 

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, now known as the Islamic State, has taken hundreds of Yazidi women captive, according to a spokesman for the Iraqi Human Rights Ministry. The official added that the Sunni militants have “vicious plans” for the women, all of whom are under the age of 35.

August 8, 2014 - 

The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from a religious minority, according to an Iraqi official, while thousands of other civilians fled in fear.

August 8, 2014 - 

US warplanes bombed Islamic militants outside the Kurdish capital of Irbil on Friday, pulling the US back into Iraq conflict for the first time since President Obama withdrew ground troops in 2011.

August 8, 2014 - 

The International Rescue Committee said on Friday that they are currently "providing emergency medical care for some 4,000 dehydrated Yazidis, mostly women and children, who have survived for up to six days without food or water."

August 7, 2014 - 

The soft glow of the dancing white lights is a dead giveaway.  It’s Christmas in July at the U.S. Embassy compound.  Behind high walls topped with fierce-looking metal impediments meant to discourage climbers, there’s a party under way.