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)
Where there is the International Rescue Committee, there is rescue for millions of people in desperate circumstances. From setting up healing classrooms for children uprooted by war, to building wells on drought-ridden land, the IRC is helping people to rebuild their lives. http://www.Rescue.org
Backed by an outpouring of contributions from our committed supporters, the International Rescue Committee has launched an emergency response in the Western Visayas region, a neglected front in the disaster that struck the Philippines on November 8.
Ambassador Samantha Power speaks at the International Rescue Committee's annual Freedom Award Dinner on November 6, 2013. The event, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, highlighted the growing need for the IRC’s work around the world and honored businessman and philanthropist George Soros for his support of democracy and human rights.
David Miliband explores two reasons to support humanitarian work in Syria and around the world: because it fits our moral values and because it aligns with our interest in global stability. (Published November 8, 2013)
A former U.K. foreign secretary, David Miliband joined the IRC as president and CEO on September 3, 2013
After being introduced by President Bill Clinton, International Rescue Committee president David Miliband addresses IRC supporters at our annual Freedom Award Dinner on November 6, 2013. The event, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, highlighted the growing need for the IRC’s work around the world and honored businessman and philanthropist George Soros for his great support of democracy and human rights. Other speakers included former U.S.
Businessman and philanthropist George Soros receives the International Rescue Committee's 2013 Freedom Award in recognition for his commitment to the advancement of human rights, social justice and democracy around the world. IRC president David Miliband presented the award to Soros at the IRC's annual benefit dinner in New York on November 6, 2013.
Soros, who was welcomed to the stage by his son Jonathan Soros, used his acceptance speech to shine a spotlight on the humanitarian crisis in Syria.