IRC in the News
The Walking Dead's Sarah Wayne is speaking out on behalf of refugee populations.
"Many of these children are fleeing violence and persecution just like refugees are and should be allowed the opportunity to obtain their asylum or refugee status to be here lawfully safely and in a controlled manner," says Julianne Tzul, executive director of the IRC's resettlement office in Boise, Idaho.
IRC president David Miliband joins Morning Joe to discuss Israel’s plans to call up more reserve fighters, the fighting in Gaza and why Turkey is standing with Hamas.
Georgia this weekend could receive its first Syrian refugees since the civil war began in their native country more than three years ago. The International Rescue Committee in Atlanta is expecting a Syrian family of five and a single Syrian male to arrive here this weekend.
With a hand from groups such as the International Rescue Committee, these displaced people are making new lives in cities instead of camps.
Three years ago, on July 20, the United Nations declared a famine in Somalia. The devastating famine took the lives of a quarter of million Somalis, half of them children under the age of five. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called it "the most severe humanitarian emergency in the world today -- and the worst East Africa has seen in decades."
They have never visited the Texas border to see the children who are arriving in waves from Central American countries. Yet the two young men from Africa say they understand what is going on, and they even see themselves among the desperate faces.