International Rescue Committee [to 12 July 2014]

International Rescue Committee [to 12 July 2014]

Congressional Testimony: “Review of the President’s Emergency Supplemental Request for Unaccompanied Children and Related Matters”
09 Jul 2014 – Written statement for the record submitted by the International Rescue Committee’s Sharon Waxman, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, to Senate Appropriations Committee for the “Review of the President’s Emergency Supplemental Request for Unaccompanied Children and Related Matters” hearing.

‘Where is everyone?’ We’re standing right next to you
July 8, 2014 by Bob Kitchen
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released their report, “Where is everyone? Responding to emergencies in the most difficult places,” on Monday with an accompanying and eye-catching op-ed in the Guardian by popular aid-contrarian Ian Birrell. MSF certainly knows how to lead off a spirited debate by issuing a report that single-mindedly criticizes the way in which emergency humanitarian aid is delivered to the many acute emergencies the world faces right now….

Advocating change for women in Congo: Grassroots activists head to the United States
Posted by The IRC on July 11, 2014
The IRC and InterAction recently sponsored two women from Congo to travel to the United States and speak about their experiences working with women’s grassroots organizations in their country. Séraphine and Marie Jeannette Nabintu M’Mirindi reflect on their time in America and their work with women and girls in Congo.
Congo: Dr. Jill Biden visits women who are working for their own empowerment with the IRC’s support
Posted by Tamara Leigh on July 10, 2014
On July 5, Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, met with women who are working with and receiving support from the IRC in eastern Congo. Dr. Biden was on a three-nation tour of Africa focused on highlighting education and other issues facing women and girls.

Quoted: Humanitarian crisis on U.S. border — protecting unaccompanied minors
Posted by The IRC on July 10, 2014
The IRC speaks up on the funding needs to respond to the surge in arrivals of more than 52,000 unaccompanied children from Central America to the U.S. border since October.

IRC speaks out on behalf of the protection needs of unaccompanied children at U.S. borders
Posted by The IRC on July 10, 2014
The IRC is increasingly concerned by the humanitarian crisis now unfolding on the United States’ southwestern borders. There is no doubt that some of the unaccompanied minors now seeking refuge in the United States are bona fide refugees and that others may qualify for other forms of immigration relief.

South Sudan crisis timeline: What could happen
Posted by The IRC on July 8, 2014
On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, humanitarian aid groups raise the alarm that a funding shortfall is imminent and unless new appeals are met the country faces famine and disaster.


Retweeted by Intl Rescue Comm IRC
Intnl Rescue Comm UK @IRCuk • Jul 11
In 2013 @theIRC @IRCuk vaccinated over 276,000 children against disease

Intl Rescue Comm IRC @theIRC • Jul 10
Rethinking how we get & use feedback from those we serve in humanitarian crises >> New #FastSlow post from @Jrannan

Intl Rescue Comm IRC @theIRC • Jun 30
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