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 December 3, 2012
A former child soldier in South Sudan, Ador Riak Nyiel attended school for the first time in a refugee camp, eventually becoming a special needs teacher. Today he's enrolled in a pioneering IRC/University of Nairobi Master's degree program that aims to improve education for refugees. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2012
Read a message from IRC president George Rupp about a match not to be missed: Special friends of the IRC have agreed to match all online donations dollar-for-dollar up to $1.9 million – through Dec. 31. more »
Tags: |
Posted by Sinziana Demian on November 30, 2012
The needs of families displaced by armed violence in eastern Congo are huge. IRC teams are responding in camps near the city of Goma where some 140,000 people have found shelter. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 30, 2012
Find the perfect gift for all the women and girls on your shopping list. Whether you give School Supplies in your daughter's name or honor your mom with a Maternal Healthcare Rescue Gift, you'll support our vital work around the world. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on November 30, 2012
A baby's first meal in two days at a camp near Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. An estimated 140,000 people have been displaced by recent fighting between rebels and government soldiers ouside the city. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 30, 2012
The stories from refugees we met about what drove them out of Syria were harrowing - massive destruction from random shelling and bombing, arrests and torture, attacks on families, including rape. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 30, 2012
Listen to a recording of our recent phone briefing for donors about the IRC’s New Roots program, which uses community gardening, nutrition education, and small-business farming to help recently resettled refugees become self-sufficient. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 29, 2012
In West Bank schools, the IRC's Healing Classrooms encourage student engagement. Students frequently work in teams of three or four to share ideas and the teacher works with each smaller group, then the class as a whole. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 29, 2012
An IRC team yesterday began an assessment of the damage and destruction inflicted on health clinics and schools by fighting between rebels and government soldiers outside the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 29, 2012
KPBS San Diego yesterday ran a charming radio / TV feature about the IRC's after school program for refugee children who need one-on-one attention -- and their parents. more »

ABOUT THIS BLOG        COMMENT GUIDELINES        DONATE        ARCHIVE