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Rutland Herald
Leaders in hypocrisycomes to the world’s trouble spots, from Syria to Yemen to Myanmar and beyond,”
Rutland Herald / Posted 3 hours ago
comes to the world’s trouble spots, from Syria to Yemen to Myanmar and beyond,” notes David Miliband, the president of the International Rescue Committee. Margot Wallstrom, Sweden’s foreign minister, agrees: “I think there’s a leadership... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Tennis program helping refugees connect with Abilene Communitya grant to the American tennis association and started a tennis program for ref
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 3 hours ago
a grant to the American tennis association and started a tennis program for refugee children," Resettlement director with International Rescue Committee, Susanna Lubanga said. The program typically has 20 to 30 kids each season. The program... Read more
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CBS News
Finalists compete for $100M grant "to improve humanity"Catholic Relief Services; HarvestPlus; Rice 360° Institute for Global Health (R
CBS News / Posted yesterday
Catholic Relief Services; HarvestPlus; Rice 360° Institute for Global Health (Rice University); and Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee. "The proposals are creative, ambitious, and driven by a passion to make the world a better... Read more
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EuroNews
Human Rights Watch claims Myanmar "scorched earth" campaign is expandingthe crackdown. Aid groups say with access still restricted, it’s hard to draw
EuroNews / Posted 2 days ago
the crackdown. Aid groups say with access still restricted, it’s hard to draw an accurate picture. David Miliband from the International Rescue Committee told Euronews he fears the conflict is creating the conditions that gives rise to... Read more
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EuroNews
Britain leads calls for Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to acta barrage of criticism from abroad about her apparent non-intervention in the c
EuroNews / Posted 3 days ago
a barrage of criticism from abroad about her apparent non-intervention in the crisis. However the head of aid agency, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), David Miliband sees it differently: “I think it is very important that this does not... Read more
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Ekklesia
UK aid charities issue joint statement on crisis in Myanmarthe humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. “Action Against Hunger UK, ActionAid UK, C
Ekklesia / Posted 4 days ago
the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. “Action Against Hunger UK, ActionAid UK, Christian Aid, Save the Children UK and the International Rescue Committee UK strongly condemn the attacks carried out on 25 August. We are deeply concerned by the... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
'Blood flowed in the streets': Refugees from one Rohingya village recount days of horroruntil recently ruled by a military junta where Rohingya have long faced denial
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
until recently ruled by a military junta where Rohingya have long faced denial of citizenship and other rights. The International Rescue Committee estimates that eventually 500,000 will flee to Bangladesh, half of the known Rohingya... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
'Blood flowed in the streets': Refugees from one Rohingya village recount days of horroruntil recently ruled by a military junta where Rohingya have long faced denial
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
until recently ruled by a military junta where Rohingya have long faced denial of citizenship and other rights. The International Rescue Committee estimates that eventually 500,000 will flee to Bangladesh, half of the known Rohingya... Read more
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metro
This new Ben & Jerry's flavour raises money for refugeesGreenfield has some surprising news It has another sweet aspect to it too. Pr
metro / Posted 4 days ago
Greenfield has some surprising news It has another sweet aspect to it too. Proceeds from the new flavour will go to the International Rescue Committee – a group that supports refugees around the world.(Picture: Ben & Jerry’s) The organisation... Read more
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Gulf News
‘Blood flowed in the streets’Myanmar, until recently ruled by a military junta where Rohingya have long face
Gulf News / Posted 4 days ago
Myanmar, until recently ruled by a military junta where Rohingya have long faced denial of citizenship and other rights.The International Rescue Committee estimates that eventually 500,000 will flee to Bangladesh, half of the known Rohingya... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
'Blood flowed in the streets': Refugees from one Rohingya village recount days of horroruntil recently ruled by a military junta where Rohingya have long faced denial
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
until recently ruled by a military junta where Rohingya have long faced denial of citizenship and other rights. The International Rescue Committee estimates that eventually 500,000 will flee to Bangladesh, half of the known Rohingya... Read more
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CNET
Humble Bundle has something to brag about: $100M to charityimmigration ban in January. Humble Bundle raised $6.7 million in one week for t
CNET / Posted 6 days ago
immigration ban in January. Humble Bundle raised $6.7 million in one week for the American Civil Liberties Union, the International Rescue Committee and Doctors Without Borders. "The whole gaming industry came together over that one because... Read more
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ABC News
Why Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims are fleeing to Bangladeshstate, stop the violence and recognize the right of return of all those who had
ABC News / Posted 6 days ago
state, stop the violence and recognize the right of return of all those who had to flee the country. Meanwhile, the International Rescue Committee expressed deep concern Thursday by the more than 120,000 internally displaced persons cut off... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debatedcamps who are ready for resettlement in the U.S. but are now stranded, said Jen
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 6 days ago
camps who are ready for resettlement in the U.S. but are now stranded, said Jennifer Sime, senior vice president with the International Rescue Committee, an organization that helps resettlements. The fear and rhetoric that refugees are a security... Read more
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Lincoln Journal Star
Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debatedto the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme
Lincoln Journal Star / Posted 6 days ago
to the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 allowed the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. (Kellie Ryan/International Rescue Committe... Read more
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The Sentinel
Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debatedto the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme
The Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
to the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 allowed the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. (Kellie Ryan/International Rescue Committe... Read more
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Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debatedto the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier / Posted 6 days ago
to the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 allowed the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. (Kellie Ryan/International Rescue Committe... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debatedto the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme
Santa Maria Times / Posted 6 days ago
to the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 allowed the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. (Kellie Ryan/International Rescue Committe... Read more
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The Times of Northwest Indiana
Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debatedto the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme
The Times of Northwest Indiana / Posted 6 days ago
to the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 allowed the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. (Kellie Ryan/International Rescue Committe... Read more
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Sioux City Journal
Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debatedto the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme
Sioux City Journal / Posted 6 days ago
to the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 allowed the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. (Kellie Ryan/International Rescue Committe... Read more
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Rapid City Journal
Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debatedto the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme
Rapid City Journal / Posted 6 days ago
to the United States, but now her hopes have been dashed after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 allowed the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. (Kellie Ryan/International Rescue Committe... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debatedcamps who are ready for resettlement in the U.S. but are now stranded, said Jen
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 6 days ago
camps who are ready for resettlement in the U.S. but are now stranded, said Jennifer Sime, senior vice president with the International Rescue Committee, an organization that helps resettlements. The fear and rhetoric that refugees are a security... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Mohebullah Archiwal, Afghanistan’s Shahid Afridi, promoting cricket as a weapon of peaceImmigrant visa and he had to wait only six months before an approval. He curre
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 7 days ago
Immigrant visa and he had to wait only six months before an approval. He currently lives in Kansas and works in the International Rescue Committee during the day and goes around schools, churches and the nearby localities to spread word on... Read more
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Reuters
Democrats ask Trump administration to consult on refugee decisionTrump has set his sights on a presidential determination of 50,000” for 2018, s
Reuters / Posted 8 days ago
Trump has set his sights on a presidential determination of 50,000” for 2018, said Anna Greene, a senior director at the International Rescue Committee. “But we have been concerned that the more ideological wing of the White House is trying to... Read more
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Business Insider
The Trump administration wants to reduce the US refugee cap to the lowest level in decades — and it might go even lowerof the American story, and America's role as a global leader in this area, is a
Business Insider / Posted 8 days ago
of the American story, and America's role as a global leader in this area, is at stake," David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee, told the Times. NOW WATCH: Putin's controversial bridge to connect Russia to annexed Crimea... Read more
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New York Magazine
Trump Administration Considers Cutting Refugee Cap to Lowest in DecadesReagan set in 1987. Cutting the refugee ceiling would leave tens of thousands
New York Magazine / Posted 8 days ago
Reagan set in 1987. Cutting the refugee ceiling would leave tens of thousands of vulnerable people out in the cold, the International Rescue Committee said in a report last month. The humanitarian organization advocates for a ceiling no lower... Read more
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Gulf News
US may cut refugee limit by more than halfto a program of really nugatory levels,” said David Miliband, the former Britis
Gulf News / Posted 8 days ago
to a program of really nugatory levels,” said David Miliband, the former British foreign secretary who is president of the International Rescue Committee, said in an interview. “It’s not an exaggeration to say the very existence of refugee... Read more
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The Mercury News
Nonprofit trains Bay Area immigrants to become baristashe said. But it wasn’t simple. With a high school education but a blank job re
The Mercury News / Posted 9 days ago
he said. But it wasn’t simple. With a high school education but a blank job resume, Karki said support from European-based International Rescue Committee found him work at Chipotle and led him to 1951’s program. “Now I am a trainer. I can give... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Rohingya militants call ceasefire as Bangladesh warns of genocide in Burmaof aiding ARSA which it brands “extremist terrorists.” A coalition of 15 NGOs
Asian Correspondent / Posted 11 days ago
of aiding ARSA which it brands “extremist terrorists.” A coalition of 15 NGOs including Save the Children, Oxfam and the International Rescue Committee rejected the accusations in a statement last month and called upon Burma to allow aid... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Posen and Adjaye among headliners at upcoming Chicago Ideas Weekwith David Adjaye, architect of the Smithsonian Museum of African American Hist
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
with David Adjaye, architect of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, David Millband, head of the International Rescue Committee and Arthur Brooks, chief of the American Enterprise Institute. “We’ve selected speakers to... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
National Relief Group Confirms Problems With Refugee Placements In San DiegoThe national headquarters of the International Rescue Committee confirmed this
KPBS San Diego / Posted 15 days ago
The national headquarters of the International Rescue Committee confirmed this week that it found problems with the way its San Diego branch placed refugees in housing. A KPBS report prompted their investigation. Seven refugees resettled in San... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
This Pop-Up Restaurant Trains Refugee Chefs While It Serves Their Delicious Foodthe group coordinates with refugee resettlement agencies, including Church Worl
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 16 days ago
the group coordinates with refugee resettlement agencies, including Church World Service, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and International Rescue Committee, to find candidates who are interested in culinary careers. “What we’re looking for when we... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
‘This is a true crisis’: UN calls for shelter for Rohingya fleeing violenceof aiding ARSA which it brands “extremist terrorists.” A coalition of 15 NGOs
Asian Correspondent / Posted 17 days ago
of aiding ARSA which it brands “extremist terrorists.” A coalition of 15 NGOs including Save the Children, Oxfam and the International Rescue Committee rejected the accusation in a statement and called upon Burma to allow aid organisations to... Read more
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Variety
David Linde on How ‘Human Flow’ Encapsulates Participant Media’s New Coursefoundations, building on existing work that they are doing,” said Linde. Repres
Variety / Posted 20 days ago
foundations, building on existing work that they are doing,” said Linde. Representatives from several NGOs, including the International Rescue Committee (IRC), are in Venice for the “Human Flow” premiere. The deal with Amazon, which will make... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
UVA House Aims to Deepen Connection with Charlottesville Neighborsto some families who have been there for generations and some who are just arri
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 23 days ago
to some families who have been there for generations and some who are just arriving, including refugees resettled by the International Rescue Committee. Few students live there, despite its close proximity to Grounds. The 87-year-old Perkins,... Read more
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The Mercury News
Bay Area’s five most eclectic coffee housesNations’ 1951 guidelines for the protection of refugees, and owners Rachel Tabe
The Mercury News / Posted 24 days ago
Nations’ 1951 guidelines for the protection of refugees, and owners Rachel Taber and Doug Hewitt both worked with the International Rescue Committee to help refugees resettle in the United States and find jobs. Last year, they put that... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Sesame Street in SyriaStreet is reaching out to child refugees in war-torn Syria as part of a new glo
Sky News Australia / Posted 26 days ago
Street is reaching out to child refugees in war-torn Syria as part of a new global initiative. Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee are building local learning centres within refugee camps to bring hope and provide education... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Afghan refugee left blinded when teen thugs fired flare gun at himeducation credentials as a doctor in Afghanistan. 'I want to work as a doctor a
Daily Mirror / Posted 26 days ago
education credentials as a doctor in Afghanistan. 'I want to work as a doctor again, then I would be happy,' she said. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has not helped her to enroll in school or get a job in her profession Faisal wipes... Read more
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ABC News
Elmo and friends bring hope, education to refugee childrenAnd now, the team at Sesame Workshop is embarking on an amazing new adventure.
ABC News / Posted 27 days ago
And now, the team at Sesame Workshop is embarking on an amazing new adventure. They are working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to bring hope in the form of education to the millions of children whose lives have been torn apart by the... Read more
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The Forward
Jewish Food Renaissance Is Here To Stay, According To Hazon Food Conferenceinspiration. Sustainable communities” — Hazon’s tagline. At our JCC, we have pa
The Forward / Posted 27 days ago
inspiration. Sustainable communities” — Hazon’s tagline. At our JCC, we have partnered with the local chapter of the International Rescue Committee to host Syrian and Somali refugee-led cooking classes as well as farm-to-table cooking classes... Read more
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Mashable
Cynthia Erivo, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, & Carmen Perez lead the latest round of Social Good Summit speakersPrevention Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red C
Mashable / Posted 27 days ago
Prevention Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross David Miliband, President & CEO of the International Rescue Committee Lawrence O'Donnell, Anchor of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell Juliana Rotich,... Read more
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Missoulian
First anniversary: Missoula looks back, ahead on refugee resettlement programthe minute they got here they talked about how they wanted to do a play,” said
Missoulian / Posted 29 days ago
the minute they got here they talked about how they wanted to do a play,” said Greta Bates, a mentor through the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and volunteer with Soft Landing Missoula. Bates was on mentor teams for some of the... Read more
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dna
FEATURE-Trafficked to China to marry, a Myanmar woman hopes to save others from same fateand started to rebuild her life, receiving a grant from the Social Welfare Depa
dna / Posted 29 days ago
and started to rebuild her life, receiving a grant from the Social Welfare Department to set up a grocery store. The International Rescue Committee charity gives her a small daily stipend for living expenses and a village clinic is providing... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Program provides free swim lessons to refugee kidsthat have been electrified to do something around this issue since Dieudonne Ec
KTVB Boise / Posted 30 days ago
that have been electrified to do something around this issue since Dieudonne Eca died," said Julianne Donnelly Tzul, International Rescue Committee. Back in July, 15-year-old Dieudonne Eca drowned in Quinn's Pond. He and his family had just... Read more
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Daily Mail
Rashida Jones models suitcase collection with Awayalso designed an exclusive tote bag for the collection, which will also see a p
Daily Mail / Posted 30 days ago
also designed an exclusive tote bag for the collection, which will also see a portion of profits being donated to the International Rescue Committee Actress Rashida Jones is best known for her comedic turns on screen as one of the leading... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Food Insecurity, Poverty Force Girls Into 'Survival Sex'I entered into prostitution, because I saw that is something that my family dep
AllAfrica.com / Posted 30 days ago
I entered into prostitution, because I saw that is something that my family depends on,” a 24-year-old mother told the International Rescue Committee (IRC). “It is not something good, but the need to care for these children is what forces me,... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Soccer program proves successful for refugeesinto their table and ready to learn.” Due to the program's success, Reestablis
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted a month ago
into their table and ready to learn.” Due to the program's success, Reestablish Richmond, Cool Spring Church and the International Rescue Committee continued it throughout the summer. The children, who are from Rwanda, Afghanistan. and even... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Congo Genocide - an Interview With Sylvestre Midotreaty was signed in 2003, the violence, displacement, and mass killing continu
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
treaty was signed in 2003, the violence, displacement, and mass killing continue. War epidemiologists working with the International Rescue Committee estimated the death toll at 5.4 million during just 10 years of the nearly 20-year old... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
T-Shirt Sale, Nonprofits Helping Significantly in Aftermath of Aug. 12 Violencethere, and put it to something that's wholesome and useful,” Beckman-Brindley s
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 1 months ago
there, and put it to something that's wholesome and useful,” Beckman-Brindley said. That money will be divided between the International Rescue Committee, the Jefferson School of African- American Heritage, Public Housing Association of Residents,... Read more

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