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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

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

A Visit to the Club Écoute Pays Bas

Aug 21 Posted by Musu Hope-Clemens

We are more than an hour late. The Congressional staffers had a leisurely lunch, so, with their other appointments in an overbooked itinerary, we are completely off schedule. When we finally get to Pays Bas, the neighborhood where the members of Club Ecoute Pays Bas live, I breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that in this part of the world, folk spend a lot of t... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Community Transitions, Education, Jobs, Value Chains, Women & Gender, Youth, Africa, Niger

IRD Staff to Present Research at APHA Annual Meeting

Jun 11 Posted by Natasa Ruka

IRD will present some of the outcomes of its work bolstering Jordan’s healthcare system and improving child nutrition in Cambodia at the November 2014 annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. From Jordan, "Refugee Health: Lessons Learned from Jordan in Responding to the Refugee Crisis" describes IRD’s hands-on, collaborative approach to sup... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Health & Hygiene, Nutrition, Refugees, Women & Gender, Youth, Asia & Pacific, Cambodia, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan

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