IRC Intl Rescue Comm

IRC Intl Rescue Comm


International Rescue Committee. We respond to the world’s worst humanitarian crises & help people to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

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#COVID19 cases in conflict zones around the world increased dramatically last month. For example, IRC analysis found that in NE Syria and Yemen, 2 of the worst affected places, the average number of daily cases soared by 529% and 379% in March. More:

We're horrified and outraged by this weekend’s barbaric bomb attack on the Sayed-u-Shohada Girls’ School in Afghanistan, which killed over 50—including students. Women & girls should never be targets of violence, and yet, they continue to be. Our statement:

Meet Ampiya, Asha and Suleykha Isaac: inspiring Somali refugee girls in our Girl Shine program in Ethiopia and our future leaders. Their stories:

This #MothersDay , meet Sundus: a mother of 5 in Syria. Mothers like her are enduring war and displacement—on top of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these challenges, she has found the strength and resilience to provide for her children. Her story:

The COVID pandemic has stretched many health systems to their limits and has left pregnant women and their babies without adequate care. Our health teams are going to the toughest-to-reach places to support women, during pregnancy and beyond. Here's how:

While wealthy nations have secured enough vaccines to inoculate their populations, people in lower-income countries—including those in crisis-affected regions—have been left with unequal access. Here's why the COVID vaccine must be a #VaccineForAll :

Rolling out COVID-19 immunizations remains a challenge in lower-income nations where health systems are strained & underfunded. "COVAX is fantastic, but it solves just 1 piece of the equation," says IRC senior emergency health advisor Dr. Stacey Mearns.

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The IRC regrets to confirm the killing of a staff member in Hitsats Refugee Camp in Ethiopia. We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss and are still working to gather and confirm the details surrounding the events that led to the death of our colleague.

On Mother’s Day, send a pregnant refugee mother a critical newborn baby kit in honor of your mom.

Our world would be a far different place if refugees were turned away. For #WorldRefugeeDay , IRC Voice & @GameOfThrones ' Lena Headey wrote a letter to singer, songwriter— and refugee @QueenWillRock 's Freddie Mercury. RT if you #StandWithRefugees . More

This holiday, send a pregnant refugee mom a newborn baby kit.

“People are starving,” said IRC's Madiha Raza to @AP  on the situation in Ethiopia's Tigray region. As conflict persists, the US estimates that 4 million people, or two-thirds of Tigray’s population, urgently need food aid. An inside look into the crisis:

Families in Syria and Lebanon are bracing for a bitter winter without the basic supplies they need to stay warm. Will you help provide shelter, blankets, coats, and other winter essentials?

This holiday, send a pregnant refugee mom a newborn baby kit.

BREAKING: We are deeply disappointed at the Biden Administration's decision to maintain the historically low Trump-era refugee cap of only 15,000 refugees annually. We're calling for an increased admissions goal in light of unprecedented global need. More:

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