IRD Voices Blog

IRD Responds to Peshawar Mosque Attack

Feb 19 Posted by Noelle Wright

At least 19 people were killed and others injured in Friday’s gun and bomb attack on a Shi'ite mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. Following the incident, victims streamed into the emergency wards of Hayatabad Medical Complex and other hospitals. These hospitals have been strengthened by IRD’s Civilian Victims Support Program (CVSP) to better handle mass trauma. Over the wee... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Asia & Pacific, Pakistan

Empowering Youth in the Gulf Coast: IRD YouthBuild’s Jake Cook

Feb 12 Posted by Noelle Wright

IRD YouthBuild provides struggling youth in Mississippi Gulf Coast Communities with the knowledge, opportunities and confidence to achieve a better future. Through YouthBuild, hundreds of young people have furthered their educations, completed vocational training and worked to rebuild homes and other structures damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The program offers structure,... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Education, Jobs, Youth, The Americas, U.S. Programs

Partnership to Bring Ebola Relief to Sierra Leone

Jan 29 Posted by Noelle Wright

IRD has partnered with numerous humanitarian groups to transport crucial Ebola relief supplies to Liberia and Sierra Leone. On January 28, IRD and partners Peace Builders, Medshare and The Village Link loaded additional supplies to help equip community medical centers across the country. In addition to oral rehydration supplies, protective gear, surgical equipment and ot... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Health & Hygiene, Africa

Gifts that Count: 2014 in Review

Dec 16 Posted by Noelle Wright

 Thank you for your support of IRD in 2014. In partnership with our donors and local communities around the world, we accomplished so much this year. We look forward to continuing our partnership in 2015 in support of our mission to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable groups and provide the tools and resources needed to increase their self-suffici... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Civil Society, Community Transitions, Emergency Response, Food & Agriculture, Health & Hygiene, Capacity Building, Conflict Victim Assistance, Economic Growth, Education, Nutrition, Refugees, Youth, Africa, Asia & Pacific, Europe, Middle East & North Africa

IRD Partners with UN to Deliver Emergency Aid to Ukraine

Dec 11 Posted by Noelle Wright

IRD and the United Nations partnered to deliver 12 tons of emergency relief to hospitals in the contested area of Slovyanoserbsk, Luhansk oblast, Ukraine. The convoy was organized in response to reports that the Slavyanoserbsk general and psychiatric hospitals and the Lyutikovskiy regional psychiatric hospital were in catastrophic condition, with no heat and little food.... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Health & Hygiene, Europe, Ukraine