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 13, 2012
Bangkok: the sprawling capital of Thailand inspires all manner of images and intrigue. But for refugees and migrants who are living in its shadows, the city can mean something very different. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 12, 2012
In spring and summer, at a busy intersection in the South Bronx, refugees from around the world gather at one of New York City’s hidden gems—Drew Gardens—where they spend the day tending vegetable beds, learning about nutrition and trading stories about their new lives in the United States. more »
Posted by Bob Kitchen on December 11, 2012
The IRC's Bob Kitchen recently returned from Syria’s border region, where the IRC is providing aid to thousands fleeing horrific violence. Your gift today will help us assist people struggling to recover from conflict around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 11, 2012
"The situation is serious, the impact of conflict enormous and there are many signs that it may get worse before it gets better.”: The IRC's Aisha Bain on the plight of over 130,00 people displaced by recent fighting in North Kivu, Congo. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 10, 2012
From a historic storm that ravaged Caribbean and U.S. shores to drought and conflict in Africa and the Middle East, disasters both natural and man-made have occupied IRC emergency relief workers in 2012. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 7, 2012
Actress and IRC Voice Rashida Jones in Oprah Magazine: "After visiting a refugee camp in Thailand that the IRC provides assistance to, I was touched by the human ability to adapt when given the right tools." more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on December 6, 2012
This is the maternity ward at a health center in Niyragongo that was looted by armed men after local residents fled fighting between rebels and government troops. The IRC is working to repair damaged health centers and schools. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 6, 2012
New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof recommends IRC Rescue Gifts in his annual holiday giving guide, "Gifts That Change Lives." $52 can send an Afghan girl to school for a year. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 5, 2012
While her mother searches for food for the family, this 7-year-old is washing the dishes while also caring for her three siblings. Over 100,000 people who fled recent fighting are still sheltering in camps near the city of Goma. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3, 2012
The IRC's Sharon Waxman writes in The Hill that the need for the United States to respond to global humanitarian emergencies is increasing exponentially at the very time that across-the-board cuts may go into effect. more »