Today, more than half of the world’s 59.5 million forcibly displaced people live in urban areas and their average length of displacement is over a decade. These trends have significant implications for cities within the region, including heightened challenges for providing basic services to the city’s existing inhabitants as well as new residents.
Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries
Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries, a new report by a coalition of 28 NGOs has found, warning that long-term efforts are still needed by the international community and host governments.
Lucy Carrigan, Regional Coordinator, Communications, Europe Refugee Crisis, IRC
As dangerously cold weather gripped Greece, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), with the support of the European Commission, ensured that people staying in the refugee sites where IRC operates were warm and safe, with a particular concern about children and the elderly, who are most at risk of hypothermia and worse if they don't have sufficient heat.
3rd January 2017
London, United Kingdom - As the global partnership for cash transfer programming in humanitarian aid, the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) takes issue with recent criticisms of cash transfers made by Nigel Evans MP and in the media.
Beirut, Lebanon, December 16, 2016 — Over two thirds of Syrian refugee children working on the streets in Lebanon work for six days a week, with more than half working for up to 10 hours each day, according to a new survey conducted by the International Rescue Committee. Typically aged between six and ten years old, more than one in four children also reported to the IRC working both day and night shifts.
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background: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
PROGRAM SUMMARY: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a private, non-political, non-profit, non-religious organization with its global humanitarian relief tasks for more than 80 years since 1933. Today, the IRC continues to bring swift emergency relief and development to the vulnerable and the displaced people in more than 40 countries.
Background/IRC Summary: The IRC has a rich history of assisting refugees to apply for U.S. resettlement, from its founding in 1933 to help vulnerable individuals escape Nazi-occupied Europe, to pioneering the Joint Voluntary Agency which assisted Indochinese refugees for 22 years, to operations in Croatia, Sierra Leone and Sudan. Over the years, IRC has processed some half million refugees worldwide for U.S. resettlement.
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) (www.Rescue.org) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people affected by conflict or crisis to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. The IRC's global 2020 strategy commits our organization to creating measurable, meaningful change in the lives of people we serve, focusing on outcomes linked to their health, safety, power, education, and economic wellbeing.