The International Rescue Committee is setting up programs and services to help people in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines recover and rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan. Hear from Virgie del la Cruz, whose house was destroyed in the typhoon, as well as from IRC staff who are on the ground implementing relief and recovery programs. (Posted December 6, 2013)
Bob Kitchen has worked with the IRC in some of the most demanding and dangerous places in the world, including Iraq, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Congo. He’s directed the IRC’s Afghanistan program since 2009, and he leaves this summer to assume a new post as director of the IRC’s Emergency Response Team. During his last week in Kabul, he spoke with Ned Colt via Skype about his time in Afghanistan and the accomplishments of the country staff there.