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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

Ebola Response Update

Oct 6 Posted by IRD HQ

The  Ebola epidemic is now a top national security priority for the United States, which is working with the United Nations and other international partners, and the governments of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal to respond. IRD is also helping with the response by coordinating with donors, transportation companies, and partners on the gr... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Health & Hygiene, Partnerships, Africa, Liberia

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