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George And Amal Clooney Hear Syrian Refugees' Heart-Wrenching Stories

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 03.23.2016 | World

George and Amal Clooney recently partnered with the International Rescue Committee to raise awareness about the struggles that Syrian refugees face an...

The Most Common Questions Refugees Ask When They Arrive In Europe

Tyler Jump | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact
Tyler Jump

Most of these new arrivals, while thankful for reaching dry land safely, are exhausted, wet and frightened. IRC counselors and translators do their best to address their concerns and answer questions. Some of the most common questions aid workers get are also the most unexpected.

A New Party for the Global Era

Indra Adnan | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Indra Adnan

How can those of us who feel like global citizens already -- which is not everyone, granted -- begin to act like global citizens?

The International Rescue Committee in Beirut

Piper Perabo | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Piper Perabo

Driving through the center of Beirut, striped curtains luff over apartment balconies. Churches and mosques are backlit by a gauzy sea. The carcass of a bombed building sits beside a beach club with bathers and music playing. The Lebanese have an exuberant spirit, endless courses of food at the restaurants, and at night, fireworks and gunshots in the air.

Open the Door for Syrian Refugees

Sharon Waxman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Sharon Waxman

Financial assistance is not the only way to help. Three years into the crisis, resettlement of vulnerable refugees must be a robust and integral part of the humanitarian response.

How To Help South Sudan After 200,000 Displaced From Homes

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

As pressure mounts for South Sudan to end weeks of violence that have pushed the world's youngest nation to the brink of civil war, a state of emerge...

Determining Tax Basis on Your Commercial Real Estate

Phil Jemmett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Phil Jemmett

In deciding whether to sell or dispose of your commercial real estate, it is important to properly calculate your cost basis so that you may logically weigh all of your options.

Soros Pledges $1 Million In Syria Aid

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

Billionaire George Soros is pledging $1 million in humanitarian aid for Syria. Soros made the announcement in his acceptance speech for the Internatio...

Red Cross Urges U.S., Russia To Help Unblock Aid Delivery In Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact

(Adds details, quotes) GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called on the United States and...

Red Cross To Get More Syria Aid To Rebel Areas

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact

* ICRC seeks to reach civilians in rebel-held areas * Delivered medical supplies to Houla this week * Says humanitarian ...

At Cipriani: 2012 Women Refugee Voices of Courage

Jim Luce | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

This year, a luncheon hosted by the Women's Refugee Commission focused on the need to protect and empower displaced adolescent girls -- one of the most vulnerable groups within a refugee setting.

Why The "Kony 2012" Campaign Should Make Travelers Uncomfortable

Steve Bramucci | Posted 05.13.2012 | Travel
Steve Bramucci

The children of Northern Uganda deserve your concern, energy and money. Travelers know that context is everything.

For Two Refugee Families an Ocean Apart, the Joy and Promise of a New Home

Sarah Wayne Callies | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact
Sarah Wayne Callies

My journey takes me across an ocean and the International Date Line. Three movies, four TV shows, half a novel and a long nap later, here I am in Bangkok.

The International Rescue Committee: 'Spotlighting Forgotten Countries After Spurt Of Media Attention'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One of the winners of the first round of funding from Members Project from American Express, The International Rescue Committee works in war and disas...

$500,000 Raised for Flood Relief in Pakistan at New Yorker Benefit

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rahim Kanani

"Ultimately, we were underestimating ourselves, but more importantly, we were underestimating our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and New Yorkers in general."

A Mother's Journey

Heidi Lehmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heidi Lehmann

In honor of Mother's Day, I would like to share with you the story of a young woman in Sierra Leone, standing up to inequality, so that her daughter wouldn't have to experience violence and abuse.

World Refugee Day Illustrates Global Refugee Crisis

Charity Tooze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charity Tooze

World Refugee Day is the one-day of the year created to draw the world's attention to the most vulnerable and disenfranchised people: refugees.

A Better Future for Haitian Women

Melissa Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melissa Winkler

After the earthquake hit, thousands of Haitian women and girls suddenly found themselves packed into unsafe camps. The International Rescue Committee is providing much needed supplies to women in Haiti.

Data Bombshell Crushes Congolese Death Reports

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

A bunker-busting academic data bomb has just been dropped on the long suffering Congolese people after the release of a report by the Human Security Report Project at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

Eastern Congo: "We are Forced to Flee Every Two Months"

Peter Biro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Peter Biro

"Many people were killed in the crossfire," Ruti says, as she escorts me to her makeshift shelter. "I saw bodies lying dead in the street. The only thing I managed to bring with me was a frying pan. "

Looking Beyond Somalia's Pirates And Into Kenya's Refugee Camps (SLIDESHOW)

International Rescue Committee/HuffPost Contributor | Joanne Offer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I'm going to hazard a guess. If I mention Somalia, you'll think of warlords and pirates. Because that's what the media headlines have highlighted. Wha...

Fighting Child Labor, Trafficking In Liberia (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post Contributor | Emily Holland, International Rescue Committee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Colonel Richard Gonkarnue has one of the toughest jobs in Nimba County, Liberia: to combat child labor and trafficking at one of several checkpoints ...

Kenya: One Year After Elections Unleashed Brutal Violence, How Is The Country Coping? (Slideshow)

Joanne Offer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joanne Offer

It's almost a year since Kenya went from being known as a land of big cats and safaris to a country beset by brutal mob violence; a place where a church full of worshipers could be set ablaze.