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Somalia

Somaliland Update 15 Dec 1999

Severe flooding resulting from three days of heavy rainfall in mid-October prompted the government of Somaliland to turn to the IRC for emergency assistance. Damage was most severe in Hargeisa, the...

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Guinea-Bissau + 3 more

Bill and Melinda Gates Give IRC $2 Million Gift

The International Rescue Committee today announced a $2 million grant from Bill and Melinda Gates to strengthen and enlarge the agency's health program for refugees around the world. This is the...

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Serbia + 1 more

IRC Project Gives Kosovo Direct Internet Access

PRISTINA, KOSOVO - Cutting through red tape and threading their way around technical hurdles, a team assembled by the International Rescue Committee has begun providing Internet service to Kosovo...

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Timor-Leste

IRC: East Timor Update

Gerald Martone of the International Rescue Committee reports from Dili, East Timor, that the capital city is in the midst of a severe humanitarian crisis. Martone , in a telephone call placed from...

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Indonesia + 1 more

East Timor: Portugal gives IRC $250,000

NEW YORK -- The International Rescue Committee has received an umbrella grant of $250,000 from the government of Portugal to assist the refugees of East Timor, which is a former Portuguese colony...

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Serbia + 1 more

IRC Kosovo Update 10 Sep 1999

The International Rescue Committee, at the request of the White House, has organized a blue-ribbon delegation that began a seven-day visit to Kosovo on September 7 to assess the psychosocial and...

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Albania + 2 more

Kosovo Refugee Phone Book

As Kosovars lucky enough to have cars and tractors left their tented camps in Kukes, Albania and headed home, those staying behind were provided with a powerful new tool to find missing family...

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Serbia + 1 more

IRC Team Returns to Kosovo

PRISTINA, KOSOVO, June 14 - -Advance members of the International Rescue Committee's Kosovo team arrived in the capital city of Pristina today to begin implementing aid programs for Kosovar Albanians...

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Albania

Making refugee life better, one house at a time

by Christopher Buchanan TIRANA, ALBANIA, June 8, 1999 -- When Muhaaren Kabashi's wife looked out of the front window of the second floor room in her house in early April, she saw hundreds of Kosovar...

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Serbia + 1 more

International Rescue Committee's airdrops of food

To Begin Thursday; Leaflet Drop set for Wednesday NEW YORK, Monday, May 31-- The International Rescue Committee (IRC) said today its first airdrop of food inside Kosovo is scheduled for Thursday,...

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Albania

Albania: preventing epidemics

By CHRISTOPHER BUCHANAN TIRANA, ALBANIA, MAY 31, 1999 -- "This is information we didn't have and couldn't easily get," said a public health doctor in the Albanian town of Elbasan. She was talking...

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Albania + 2 more

Albania Update 21 May 1999

The International Rescue Committee helps refugees in Albania by providing shelter, medical assistance, water and sanitation facilities, and programs that aid host families and local Albanian...

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Serbia + 2 more

IRC/Kosovo: U.S. Resettlement Update 7 May 1999

Kosovo Refugee Family Reunions in U.S. Set for Tomorrow -- A total of 102 Kosovar Albanian refugees are scheduled to arrive tomorrow evening (Saturday, May 8) at New York's Kennedy International...

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Serbia + 1 more

U.S. Resettlement Update

Some 400 Kosovo refugees from Macedonia will arrive Wednesday afternoon at McGuire Air Force base in central New Jersey and will then be bused to nearby Fort Dix. Another group will arrive at McGuire...

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Serbia + 1 more

Vice President Gore says U.S. will accept 20,000 Kosovo refugees

Vice President Gore said Wednesday the government will give temporary shelter in the United States to 20,000 refugees from Kosovo. In a speech at Ellis Island, Mr. Gore said the resettlement would...

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Serbia + 2 more

IRC: Macedonia Update - April 16

SKOPJE, MACEDONIA -- The International Rescue Committee has assumed management of a refugee camp that will provide shelter for approximately 5,000 refugees in Neprosteno, outside Skopje. Bob Turner,...

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Albania + 2 more

Moving Fast To Aid Refugees in Albania

TIRANA, April 15, 1999 -- Thanks to the generosity of donors from all parts of the United States, the International Rescue Committee team in Albania has been able to set up a rapid-response fund that...

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Albania + 2 more

IRC: Albania Update - April 15

While International Rescue Committee emergency response units focus on shelter, water and sanitation facilities for refugees, IRC medical staff members have been conducting preliminary health...

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Serbia + 2 more

International Rescue Committee Kosovo Update 5 Apr 1999

9 a.m. EDT - The IRC Macedonia team has been working virtually around the clock frantically rushing aid and supplies to refugees stuck in the international buffer zone between Macedonia and Kosovo...

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