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Sep 03, 2013, 07:45 ET
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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...

Mar 27, 2013, 03:00 ET
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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...

Feb 12, 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...

Jan 14, 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...

Sep 10, 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...

Jun 11, 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...

Nov 14, 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...

Aug 13, 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...

May 09, 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...

Jun 07, 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...

Jan 12, 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...

Jan 08, 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...

May 17, 2004, 01:00 ET

Alarming Health Crisis Hits Sudanese Refugees in Chad; AmeriCares and International Rescue Committee Deliver Urgent Medical Aid

NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sudanese refugees seeking safety in northeastern Chad from the brutal conflict in Darfur, Sudan, are now facing...

Feb 12, 2002, 00:00 ET

Researcher Wants KAL 007 Crash Re-Opened: Will Present Evidence, Petitions in Washington

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Bert Schlossberg, a scholar from Israel, will present evidence on Thursday that contradicts the accepted...

Oct 02, 2001, 01:00 ET

International Rescue Committee - Los Angeles Speakers Bureau Set Up To Prevent Ethnic Stereotyping and Hate Crimes

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Rescue Committee - Los Angeles (IRC-LA) has established a multi-cultural speakers bureau to...

Oct 06, 1999, 01:00 ET

International Rescue Committee Receives $2 Million Gift From Bill and Melinda Gates

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Rescue Committee (IRC) today announced a $2 million grant from Bill and Melinda Gates to...

Oct 01, 1997, 01:00 ET

The Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize Presented to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for Worldwide Refugee Relief Efforts

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Rescue Committee (IRC) was named the winner of the 1997 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian...