Actress and IRC VoiceSarah Wayne Callies recently visited Thai camps on the border with Myanmar, also known as Burma, where the International Rescue Committee assists Burmese refugees who have fled conflict and economic hardship at home. Here are some of her impressions from the first day of her visit. (Published March 26, 2012)
Grain is at the center of life for most farmers in Pakistan. The International Rescue Committee is working to help the poorest farmers, many of whom are still struggling to recover from the devastating floods of 2010, protect that essential crop. As the IRC’s Ned Colt reports from northern Pakistan, the hope is that the project can be expanded to include thousands more farm families. (Posted January 31, 2012)
The International Rescue Committee's Peter Biro reports on the crisis in Somalia, a country devastated by conflict and the worst drought in 60 years. As a result of the violence, hundreds of thousands of people are displaced inside Somalia with little access to humanitarian aid. Learn how the IRC is helping uprooted families survive.
Singer, actor and IRC VoiceJencarlos Canela recently visited International Rescue Committee programs in Haiti that are helping those who lost homes and loved ones in the massive earthquake of January 2010. Jencarlos had the opportunity to meet hundreds of children and their families who are still displaced nearly two years after the disaster. (Posted January 6, 2012)
The immense challenges the people that we serve face are extraordinary. But amidst all those challenges, there is hope. See the comfort and joy you brought to families on the journey from harm to home.
Video from The Economist: George Rupp, the chief executive of the International Rescue Committee, on the famine in Somalia and the challenges of responding to international crises. Learn more about the IRC's drought response >
For tens of thousands of villagers in rural Pakistan, the International Rescue Committee is providing the first medical care many have had in years. As part of the IRC's comprehensive 2010 flood recovery program, medical teams are now taking their knowledge and skills directly to those in most need. The IRC's Ned Colt reports from rural Sindh Province. (Posted September 22, 2011)
Sarah Wayne Callies is a long-time supporter of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). In this video, she speaks of the IRC’s work assisting refugees and her role as an IRC Voice, drawing parallels between the experience of the character she plays in the AMC TV series “The Walking Dead” and the hardship and trauma that refugees endure.