International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC in the News

IRC Press Coverage

June 27, 2014 - 

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. 

June 27, 2014 - 

Sabria Karami is used to leaving home in a hurry. When she stuffed her passport and a few items of clothing into a black plastic bag and rushed into the streets of the Christian town of Qaraqosh as mortar rounds landed there Wednesday night, it marked the fourth time she had fled her home since Iraq was plunged into chaos and war 11 years ago.

June 26, 2014 - 

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.

June 26, 2014 - 

Urban farmers opened their garden gates to community members Saturday morning as part of Cultivate C’ville’s Urban Farm and Garden Tour. The coordinators at each of the tour’s five sites were eager to teach visitors about their efforts to cultivate food and community in Charlottesville neighborhoods.

June 26, 2014 - 

Think starting a business is hard? Try doing it after spending 20 years in a refugee camp and coming to the U.S. with nothing more than three suitcases and your family.

June 23, 2014 - 

Crowds gathered Friday afternoon for singing and dancing to celebrate World Refugee Day in downtown Tucson.  The same day, the International Rescue Committee released a statement of concern that the federal government plans to divert $94 million from the refugee resettlement fund to relieve the thousands of migrant children held in temporary facilities after crossing the border illegally.

June 20, 2014 - 

Among most traumatized are women and children, drawn into a new humanitarian crisis — the most severe in living memory for its swiftness and intensity.

June 18, 2014 - 

The United Nations on Wednesday upgraded Iraq’s latest crisis to a level 3 humanitarian disaster — its most severe designation — as U.N. officials said they were scrambling to provide water and other essentials while preparing to cope with an estimated 1.5 million displaced people.