Press Releases

IRD Appoints Roger Ervin as Next President & CEO: Brings 25 Years of Leadership Experience

Oct 21 Posted by IRD HQ

Arlington, VA – Roland Johnson, Chairman of the Board of International Relief and Development (IRD), announced today that the Board has unanimously elected Roger Michael Ervin as its next president and CEO. Ervin joins IRD December 1, 2014. “Roger is a superb choice to lead IRD.” Johnson said. “He offers a unique set of leadership, management, and communications skill... more

IRD Gulf Coast Office Accepting Applicants for YouthBuild Program

Oct 30 Posted by IRD HQ

GULFPORT, MS –The International Relief and Development (IRD) is recruiting candidates for its next YouthBuild class, which begins in early November. YouthBuild is a nine-month education and construction training program that offers Gulf Coast area young adults without high school diplomas the opportunity to continue their education, build skills, and serve the communi... more

Filed Under: Economic Growth, Education, Jobs, Youth, The Americas, U.S. Programs

IRD to Distribute Soccer Balls and Shoes to Cambodian Children

Oct 16 Posted by IRD HQ

ARLINGTON, VA – Jim Lanning, Director of Acquisitions and Logistics at International Relief and Development (IRD) will lead a team that will distribute One World Futball soccer balls and TOMS Shoes at a Cambodian primary school and orphanage October 22 and 23. IRD is implementing a US Department of Agriculture Food for Education project to address literacy, school atten... more

Filed Under: Food & Agriculture, Education, Nutrition, Youth, Asia & Pacific, Cambodia

IRD Employs Global Solution for Financial Compliance and Control

Oct 1 Posted by IRD HQ

ARLINGTON, VA – With relief and development programs in 25 countries, IRD works in challenging areas, including in conflict, disaster, and evolving policy environments. The long-term success of IRD’s mission rests on its accountability to its donors and to the communities it serves. This means implementing projects well, putting in place effective compliance and control... more

IRD Vaccinates 16,000 Syrian Refugee Children Against Polio

Sep 4 Posted by IRD HQ

ARLINGTON, VA – This August IRD led the effort to administer polio vaccinations to all the Syrian refugee children under age 5 in the Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan. The activity required the coordinated efforts of 120 trained volunteer healthcare workers, who canvassed the camp district by district to ensure all children were reached and vaccinated. To prep... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Refugees, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan