International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Latest News

IRC Rescue Blog – Refugee News & Voices From The Field | IRC

Every day, IRC humanitarian workers are rescuing lives. Here, they offer a glimpse of their experiences, the challenges they face and the courageous people they meet by sharing videos, photos and stories.

Posted by The IRC on September 3, 2015
All of us at the IRC are appalled at the scale of the suffering as thousands of people fleeing war and chaos land on Europe's shores each day -- and at the unwillingness of wealthier countries to step up and support the refugees. Stand with us. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 2, 2015
As the humanitarian crisis sparked by Syria’s bloody war spills over into Europe, the IRC is renewing its call for the United States government to resettle 65,000 Syrian refugees before the end of 2016. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 31, 2015
The IRC is providing cash assistance and other support to thousands of displaced people in Pakistan's Punjab and Sindh after recent flash floods affected nearly 1.8 million people. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 31, 2015
With more than 13,000 refugees crowded onto Lesbos, the IRC warns the tiny island in the Aegean is being pushed beyond breaking point. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on August 28, 2015
Elhamija Kadic fled war and persecution in Bosnia in 1992 and came to the United States with the help of the IRC. After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, she helped coordinate the IRC's response. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 28, 2015
The IRC is continuing to respond to widespread flooding in Myanmar that the United Nations says has displaced more than 1.7 million people. IRC mobile health teams and water and sanitation experts are working urgently to provide medical care, clean water and other emergency support in isolated communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 28, 2015
Threatened at gunpoint by gangsters, beaten up by police and detained, one Syrian refugee reveals his perilous escape to Europe. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 27, 2015
In recent months, more than 340,000 people have attempted the dangerous journey to Europe to escape from brutal conflicts in places like Syria. But there’s been confusion and debate over the use of the words migrant and refugee to describe the plight of those on the run. We explain the differences. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 26, 2015
On a bright and sunny day, some two weeks after Hurricane Katrina ravaged America’s Gulf Coast, a bus pulls into Atlanta’s Greyhound station carrying a Louisiana family in search of safety, stability and home. An IRC case worker is waiting outside to welcome them. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 26, 2015
The IRC and three other humanitarian aid agencies working in South Sudan say today's peace deal is only the beginning of a long, hard journey toward peace and reconciliation. South Sudan has been caught up in a brutal, 20-month civil war. more »
Posted in , , |