International Rescue Committee [to 24 May 2014]

International Rescue Committee [to 24 May 2014]

Press Releases
22 May 2014 – David Miliband: 2014 Commencement Address, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
22 May 2014 – Civilians in dire need of protection in north of Mali
21 May 2014 – NGO’s strongly welcome the outcomes of the Donor Pledging Conference
19 May 2014 – Lives of children in South Sudan in peril as malnutrition rates soar

South Sudan: “This crisis is man-made” [Commentary]
Posted by The IRC on May 23, 2014
Half the population of South Sudan – 4.9 million – needs humanitarian assistance as a result of five months of fighting. “This crisis is man-made,” says IRC vice president Sharon Waxman, “and the parties to the conflict bear ultimate responsibility for its impact on civilians and for its resolution.”

IRC responds to thousands fleeing southern Somalia
Posted by The IRC on May 22, 2014
The IRC in Mogadishu, Somalia, has been responding to the health needs of thousands of people fleeing conflict in the south of the country.

On the ground in Niger: Updates on emergency aid for Nigerian refugees
Posted by The IRC on May 22, 2014
Matias Meier, the IRC’s country director in Niger, is visiting IRC emergency programs in for people who have fled the violent conflict across the border in northeastern Nigeria. He’s tweeting his photos and updates at @meier_matias.

Aid groups to the UN: ‘Make protection of Mali’s civilians a priority’
Posted by The IRC on May 22, 2014
In a statement released today, the IRC and five other aid groups urged the United Nations Security Council to make the protection of civilians a priority in Mali, where violent conflict continues to affect hundreds of thousands of people.

Food crisis in South Sudan imperils chidren’s lives
Posted by The IRC on May 19, 2014
On the eve of a donor conference on South Sudan, the IRC released a statement calling on the international community to be generous in its response to the extreme humanitarian crisis currently faced by the South Sudanese people.

Intl Rescue Comm IRC @theIRC • May 23
“Humanitarian response must be fit for new crises.” New article on @guardian by @DMiliband: http://bit.ly/1ojA91v

Intl Rescue Comm IRC @theIRC • May 23
IRC responds to thousands fleeing southern #Somalia: http://bit.ly/Ri4ZeU

Intl Rescue Comm IRC @theIRC • May 22
On the ground in #Niger, updates from IRC director @meier_matias: http://bit.ly/1jb9SNE
Retweeted by Intl Rescue Comm IRC

IRC Press @IRCPress • May 22
RELEASE: Civilians in dire need of protection in north of #Mali, 6 NGOs incl @theIRC call for protection of civilians http://bit.ly/1gT2dcr

Intl Rescue Comm IRC @theIRC • May 21
9 NGO’s strongly welcome the outcomes of #SouthSudanConf: http://bit.ly/1lEw3gs