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IRD Provides Emergency Aid in Northern Iraq

Jun 16 Posted by Noelle Wright

Insurgents representing the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) have taken control of several cities and towns in Iraq’s northern regions and present the greatest threat to the country’s security and stability since the departure of US troops in 2011. Nearly 500,000 people have fled ISIS-controlled areas and entered Erbil and Duhok cities and into several... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Refugees, Middle East & North Africa, Iraq

IRD Joins Peers in Encouraging US Response to Schoolgirl Abduction in Nigeria

May 29 Posted by Noelle Wright

International Relief and Development (IRD) joined several organizations in recognizing US action in response to the abduction of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, urging USAID and the Department of State to continue efforts to provide rescue and recovery for the girl, and to take steps to prevent future crises:  Dear Secretary Kerry and Administrator Shah: As members of... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Conflict Victim Assistance, Youth

ACAP II Team Assists Government with Landslide Relief

May 27 Posted by Noelle Wright

After a landslide caused major damage in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province May 2, The Afghan Civilian Assistance Program (ACAP) team and IRD’s Country Representative met with the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) to coordinate the delivery and acceptance of over 670 boxes of nonfood items from the Lutheran World... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Asia & Pacific, Afghanistan

Rotary International and IRD Distribute Boats and Clothing to Philippine Fishermen

May 22 Posted by John Engels

Rotary International District 3800 distributed 84 motorized fiberglass boats to residents of Panitugan Island in Northern Cebu, Philippines. The Boat for Lives project is helping fishermen recover their livelihoods in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Rotary International provided the boats, valued at $680 each, and the fishermen will repay the loan with "sweat equity"... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Jobs, Relief to Development, Asia & Pacific, Philippines

Friday’s Photo: International Reading Day at Za’atari Camp

Apr 11 Posted by Noelle Wright

At Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan, International Reading Day was celebrated with readings of children's stories, music, facepainting, and clown performances.  Thanks to the opening of a new library in District 9 of Za'atari Camp, children and families now have access to hundreds of new books. The Outreach for Syrian and Iraqi Refigees (OSIR) program is fund... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Education, Refugees, Youth, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan