Press Releases

UNHCR and IRD Host Prince Charles in Za’atari Camp

Feb 9 Posted by Noelle Wright

ARLINGTON, VA – On February 8, Prince Charles visited Jordan’s Za’atari Camp, home to over 80,000 Syrian refugees.  Andrew Harper, UNHCR Representative to Jordan, led the tour of the camp and meetings with residents.  These meetings included Prince Charles’s discussion with the Syrian Youth Committee, which is managed by International Relief & Development (IRD). "We ha... more

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

IRD Partners to Send Ebola Medical Aid to Sierra Leone

Jan 27 Posted by Noelle Wright

ARLINGTON, VA – IRD, which has provided medical supplies to local partners in Sierra Leone and Liberia assisting those suffering from Ebola, is partnering with Peace Builders, Medshare and The Village Link to transport additional medical aid to Sierra Leone. IRD regularly coordinates the transport of medical and other humanitarian aid to vulnerable people in countries ar... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Africa

IRD Response to USAID Suspension Notice

Jan 27 Posted by Noelle Wright

Arlington, VA – IRD was advised today that USAID’s Suspending and Debarring Official, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, has suspended IRD’s eligibility for new US Government awards. According to the notification, USAID is taking this action principally due to specific instances of, and failure to detect, alleged mischarging of unallowable expenses by a former IRD off... more

Restored Music School Opens in Prizren, Kosovo

Jan 23 Posted by Noelle Wright

PRISTINA, Kosovo – The US Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo, and IRD inaugurated the newly restored High School of Music “Lorenc Antoni” in Prizren, Kosovo January 21. Before the renovations, cold weather and an inadequate heating system made practicing music in the school nearly impossible. With a new heating system, windows, restrooms, and a restored façade, the... more

Filed Under: Education, Youth, Europe, Kosovo

Conditions Worsen for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Jan 20 Posted by Noelle Wright

ARLINGTON, VA – A study jointly conducted by UNHCR and IRD documents the deteriorating living conditions of Syrian refugees in Jordan. Living in the Shadows is based on data gathered from home visits IRD conducted during 2014 with nearly 150,000 Syrian refugees living outside of Jordan’s refugee camps. “Refugees in Jordan are among those suffering from the worst humanit... more

Filed Under: Refugees, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan, Syria