Press Releases

IRD APPOINTS INTERIM CEO: Kris Manos Brings Strong Executive Experience and Governance Background

Jul 16 Posted by IRD HQ

ARLINGTON, VA – International Relief and Development (IRD) Board Chairman Roland Johnson announced July 16 that the board has appointed Kris Manos as interim CEO of the organization. Manos will join IRD at its Arlington, Virginia, headquarters beginning July 21. As announced this February, IRD President and CEO Dr. Arthur B. Keys is retiring and will be supporting an... more

IRD Project Director: Prevent Aid Corruption through Processes and Patience

Jun 13 Posted by IRD HQ

Arlington, VA ― Participants at the InterAction Forum 2014 learned about some of the challenges of working with local partners, preventing corruption, and achieving lasting results. “The international aid community wants quick and measurable results,” said Musu Clemens-Hope, director of the Peace through Development II (PDev) project, which works in a vast swath of Wes... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Conflict Mitigation, Africa, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger

IRD Teams with TOMS to Give Sports Shoes to Mississippi Gulf Coast Children

May 6 Posted by IRD HQ

ARLINGTON, VA – International Relief and Development (IRD) distributed new TOMS Shoes to children of the Mississippi Gulf Coast May 5. Members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the MS Gulf Coast and New Orleans areas were among those to benefit from the new shoes distributed by alumni of IRD’s Youth Build program. In addition to receiving the sports shoes, Boys and Girls Cl... more

Filed Under: Partnerships, Youth, The Americas, U.S. Programs

IRD Releases Case Study on Community Stabilization Programs in Afghanistan

May 5 Posted by IRD HQ

ARLINGTON, VA–May 5, 2014–International Relief and Development (IRD) today released “Empowering Citizens, Engaging Governments, Rebuilding Communities: Afghanistan,” the latest in the global development organization’s Case Studies in Community Stabilization series. The booklet details IRD’s role in Afghanistan from 2006 to the present through the accounts of IRD’s dono... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Civil Society, Conflict Mitigation, Capacity Building, Civ/Mil, Conflict Victim Assistance, Economic Growth, Jobs, Monitoring and Evaluation, Women & Gender, Youth, Asia & Pacific, Afghanistan

IRD to Host One Day Without Shoes event April 30

Apr 28 Posted by IRD HQ

ARLINGTON, VAInternational Relief and Development (IRD) will participate in a One Day Without Shoes event April 30 to raise awareness about challenges to children’s health and education. The annual event was established in 2007 by TOMS Shoes, and encourages participants to go without shoes for a day to experience the daily struggle faced by vulnerable children around th... more