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20 Jun, 2016, 10:35 ET Queen Rania of Jordan and Dr. Merryl Tisch Join the International Rescue Committee Board of Directors

 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) today announced the addition of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and Dr. Merryl H. Tisch to its...


14 Mar, 2016, 00:01 ET HBO and Game of Thrones Join with the International Rescue Committee to Launch 'RESCUE HAS NO BOUNDARIES'

 Tomorrow, as the world marks the 5th anniversary of the Syrian civil war, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) announces it is teaming up...


22 Oct, 2015, 10:55 ET New localized website connects refugees in Europe to vital information

 The International Rescue Committee, in partnership with Google and Mercy Corps, has launched refugeeinfo.eu – a new hyper-local site...


08 Oct, 2015, 10:08 ET The International Rescue Committee Launches Search for Creative Agency

 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) today announced it is requesting proposals from creative agencies to support the development of a new...


12 Feb, 2015, 12:15 ET International Rescue Committee sends emergency team as humanitarian crisis deteriorates

 The International Rescue Committee today announced it is sending an emergency field team to Ukraine as Minsk peace talks concluded. With...


11 Feb, 2015, 10:57 ET GE Foundation, Jhpiego and the International Rescue Committee Highlight Ebola Relief at New York Fashion Week Pop-Up

The GE Foundation,  global health non-profit Jhpiego and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) are hosting an event focused on the use of...


05 Dec, 2014, 14:30 ET The International Rescue Committee Expands Fight against Ebola; Pioneers Ebola Care with Robust Electronic Medical Records

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) today announced that it is testing and plans to deploy electronic medical records in the fight against...


09 Oct, 2014, 02:00 ET IRC Community-Partnership Approach Helps Reduce Ebola Spread in Targeted West African Communities; David Miliband in Region to Meet with Staff and Community Leaders, Encourage International NGOs to Embrace Effective Community-Partnership Approach

 Visiting the region today, International Rescue Committee (IRC) president and CEO David Miliband said that while the pledges of increased...


18 Sep, 2014, 07:00 ET Syria's women and girls plead for change from international community as relentless violence and abuse continues

The international community, including governments, UN agencies, and NGOs, have been strong on rhetoric but weak on follow through when it comes to...


03 Sep, 2013, 07:45 ET David Miliband, Former UK Foreign Secretary, Takes Helm of International Rescue Committee

David Miliband begins his new role today as President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, a global humanitarian organization assisting...


27 Mar, 2013, 03:00 ET David Miliband, Former UK Foreign Secretary, Appointed President of International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) today announced the appointment of David Miliband, 47, former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, as...


12 Feb, 2013, 14:09 ET George Rupp to Step Down This Summer As President of International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee formally announced today that George Rupp plans to step down this summer as president of the global humanitarian...


14 Jan, 2013, 05:10 ET Syria Displacement Crisis Worsens as Protracted Humanitarian Emergency Looms

IRC report calls aid levels for Syria crisis insufficient and spotlights forsaken urban refugees and ongoing sexual violence as issues that need...


10 Sep, 2012, 08:05 ET 'Growing Good from the Ground Up': International Rescue Committee launches campaign to support innovative New Roots program for refugees in U.S.

The International Rescue Committee has launched a campaign to support New Roots, a dynamic community gardening and nutrition program that enables...


11 Jun, 2012, 11:02 ET International Rescue Committee Names Sharon Waxman VP for Public Policy and Advocacy

Sharon Waxman will join the International Rescue Committee in late August as Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy and Director of its...


14 Nov, 2008, 11:37 ET International Rescue Committee: 'First Thanksgiving' Celebrations to be Held Nationwide to Welcome New Refugees to America

Later this month, hundreds of refugees newly arrived in the United States will be joining the International Rescue Committee to celebrate their...


13 Aug, 2008, 01:00 ET International Rescue Committee Releases Names of Victims of Ambush in Afghanistan

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Rescue Committee has released the names of its four staff members who were...


09 May, 2008, 01:00 ET International Rescue Committee Mobilizes More Emergency Teams for Myanmar; Warns of Massive Health Disaster Unless Aid Reaches Cyclone Survivors Fast

BANGKOK, Thailand, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Rescue Committee emergency team members have arrived in Myanmar and four...


07 Jun, 2007, 01:00 ET Not On Our Watch, Just Launched by Clooney, Pitt, Damon, Cheadle and Weintraub, Donates $2.75 Million to International Rescue Committee for Darfur Relief

CHICAGO, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new organization Not On Our Watch, founded by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle...


12 Jan, 2007, 00:00 ET Iraqi Refugees Urgently Need Help from U.S., Other Nations, Says International Rescue Committee, Citing 'Crisis of Historic Proportions'

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is urging the United States, the European Union and other...


08 Jan, 2007, 00:00 ET Sudan's North-South Peace Is Fragile, Aid Agencies Warn

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two years after the signing of a landmark peace agreement to end Sudan's 21-year North-South...