Events

Saving Syria’s Civilians

Jan 31 Posted by IRD HQ

IRD was proud to present, with The Middle East Institute, Saving Syria's Civilians: Urgent Priorities and Policies, a free, half-day conference examining the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Bringing together voices from the humanitarian and policy communities, the conference fostered a discussion about the urgency of the civilian situation on the ground, its impact on neig... more

Filed Under: Conflict Mitigation, Emergency Response, Conflict Victim Assistance, Refugees, Relief to Development, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan, Syria

Christmas Light Run for the Philippines

Dec 18 Posted by IRD HQ

Join Pacers for a special Christmas Light Run, and help the people of the Philippines! Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful tropical storms in history, made landfall November 8 in the southern Philippines. The storm laid waste to a great swath of the country, killed thousands, displaced 700,000, and affected more than 11 million. Complicating efforts to locat... more

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

Philippines Relief Event

Dec 17 Posted by IRD HQ

IRD is working on the ground to help vulnerable populations in the Philippines who were affected by the devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, 2013. IRD is distributing emergency medical kits, conducting debris removal, and in the longer term, considering shelter solutions for the more than 4 million who were displaced. On December 17, 2013 IRD will be hosting... more

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

Pakistan Stability

Sep 10 Posted by IRD HQ

While Pakistan’s historic elections ushered in expectations of improved security and economic conditions, the country’s new leadership is facing mounting challenges in delivering on its promises. As the United States ends its military engagement in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s role in fostering peace and stability will become increasingly important in the region. IRD and th... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Conflict Mitigation, Capacity Building, Conflict Victim Assistance, Relief to Development, Asia & Pacific, Pakistan

Rethinking Stability

Jul 16 Posted by IRD HQ

A recent CSIS study notes that the United States intervenes in fewer than a fifth of the world’s major protests, conflicts, and coups. When it does intervene, it mainly uses civilian tools–military power is generally the last resort. Unfortunately, the demand for civilian-led response and civilian response tools often exceeds the supply, and civilians do not always enjoy... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Conflict Mitigation, Emergency Response, Capacity Building, Civ/Mil, Conflict Victim Assistance, Refugees, Relief to Development