International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Advocacy Alert: Syrian women and girls in Iraqi refugee camp

Take Action: Help Children Seeking Safety in the U.S. 

Please urge your members of Congress to support the emergency funding request on behalf of children fleeing violence in their home countries. Rising violence has forced tens of thousands of children to flee from their homes in Central America to the United States border. Some are as young as three years old. In response to this crisis, the Obama administration has submitted an emergency funding request to Congress which would meet the most critical humanitarian and protection needs of the children. 

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Take Action: End Violence against Women

Women and girls have borne the brunt of the violent conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the world’s most neglected and fragile nations. Urge your Representative and Senators to support the International Violence against Women Act (IVAWA) and help put an end to violence against women and girls – in CAR and around the world.

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Take Action: Complicated Conflicts Need Aid Too

People most in need of lifesaving help like food, health care or water are often in the hardest to reach and most unstable corners of the world − places like Syria and Somalia. When armed groups who are sanctioned by the U.S. government are active in these hotspots, delivering aid becomes even harder. Such sanctions mean aid agencies risk prosecution without specific authorization to deliver aid in each context. Securing authorization is often a long and cumbersome effort. We must streamline the process to allow the IRC and other agencies to deliver aid more quickly to people who need it most. Ask your member of Congress to co-sponsor a bill that would maintain U.S. security while enabling faster relief for thousands of children and families in danger. 

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