On September 20th, the American Refugee Committee distributed $1 million to 1,000 families across Somaliland. This enormous feat was accomplished through a collaborative effort between the American Refugee Committee, Love Army, and the international community.
By Dr. Bushra Al-Makaleh, Yemeni Board for Medical Specializations; Heather M.B. Howard, American Refugee Committee & Elena Ateva, White Ribbon Alliance
Report drafted by: Ahmed Matan and Shair Ibrahim
More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians. The appeal also outlines a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria.
*The Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) is the coordinating committee for 20 NGOs working in nine refugee camps along the Thailand / Myanmar border.
Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee assembles international experts to fight worst disease outbreak since December start of violence
Contact: Chris Berger 800-875-7060 firstname.lastname@example.org
It took 16 warning for the international community to respond to the last catastrophe; lessons must be learnt from past to avert another crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Building Program in Uganda to Help Refugees Who Are Fleeing Worsening Crisis
Contact: Therese Gales, 800-875-7060; ThereseG@archq.org
The American Refugee Committee and QuestScope - Both with Offices in Minnesota - Work Together to Help Families Who Lost Their Homes in World's Largest Refugee Crisis
On Friday, the United Nations announced that the number of Syrian refugee children reached one million. This marks another milestone in a 2 ½ -year conflict that has taken the lives of more than 100,000 people and forced 2 million refugees from their homeland.
Minneapolis, MN (November 27, 2012)—The crisis in the Congo worsened this week in the wake of rebel advances in the eastern part of the country. Families have been forced from their homes and are fleeing for safety in Rwanda, Uganda, and other parts of Congo. They join the more than 400,000 other Congolese men, women, and children who have fled their homes this year alone.
The American Refugee Committee is responding to the crisis.
Minneapolis, MN (October 4, 2012)—Floods have devastated communities in central Somalia’s Hiiraan Region. According to the United Nations, more than 21,000 people have already been forced from their homes due to flooding of the Shabelle River. Hundreds of thousands more are at risk. Houses, wells, and latrines have been destroyed.
ARC Working with Local Communities to Help Refugees Who Fled to Uganda from Five African Countries
Kampala, Uganda (August 24, 2012)—Recent violence in Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo has forced thousands of people to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighboring Uganda. In the Ugandan settlements where refugees live, violence against women is a growing concern.
Thousands of Somalis – many in need of urgent lifesaving assistance – face a potential cut-off of aid from abroad from family members as a U.S. bank plans to close money-wiring services later this month, the humanitarian non-profits Oxfam America and the American Refugee Committee said today.
Aid agencies urge donors to get priorities for newest nation right from the start
A coalition of 38 aid agencies today (Tuesday 06 September 2011) called on donors not to squander the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation. The call came as new violence in Jonglei state increased emergency needs.
Minnesota's Somali Community, American Refugee Committee, City of Minneapolis, United Way, and UCare Lead Effort
April 13, 2011— Minnesota’s Somali community, the American Refugee Committee, the City of Minneapolis, Greater Twin Cities United Way, and UCare are uniting in a first-of-its-kind collaborative effort to bring about change and to build hope in Somalia and here in Minnesota.
5 April 2011—The humanitarian crisis following post-presidential election violence in the Ivory Coast continues to worsen. Fighting has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Nearly 100,000 people have fled to neighboring Liberia.
Therese Gales, American Refugee Committee
Increased fighting in Ivory Coast this past week has forced thousands of people from their homes. An estimated 11,000 people crossed into Liberia last Thursday alone. Current estimates indicate that more than 70,000 refugees are seeking safety in Liberia.
"Our team reports that conditions on the ground are very bad-many refugees have been living with Liberian host families in cramped rooms, with up to fifteen people in one room," said Daniel Wordsworth, President of the American Refugee Committee.