Press Releases

IRD Partners with UN to Deliver Emergency Aid to Ukraine

Dec 10 Posted by Noelle Wright

ARLINGTON, VA – IRD and the United Nations partnered to deliver 12 tons of emergency relief to hospitals in the contested area of Slovyanoserbsk, Luhansk oblast, Ukraine. The convoy was organized in response to reports that the Slavyanoserbsk general and psychiatric hospitals and the Lyutikovskiy regional psychiatric hospital were in catastrophic condition, with no heat... more

Filed Under: Emergency Response, Health & Hygiene, Europe, Ukraine

“The New Reconciliation” - Service Center for Victims of Armed Conflict Launched

Dec 5 Posted by Noelle Wright

Victims of armed conflict in La Montañita, a municipality in the department of Caquetá in south Colombia, inaugurated a new service center to provide assistance in a safe and dignified space Dec. 3. The Victims Unit and municipal government worked with International Relief & Development (IRD) to refurbish a 1200 square foot office next to the town hall. Previously vict... more

Filed Under: Civil Society, Conflict Victim Assistance, The Americas, Colombia

IRD and Savers Partner for Global Impact

Dec 3 Posted by Noelle Wright

ARLINGTON, VA – International Relief & Development (IRD), a major implementer of international development assistance, announced Dec. 2 it has joined with Savers to allow individuals and families in the Washington DC metropolitan area to donate gently used household goods to support the nonprofit’s mission of assisting the world’s most vulnerable people. “Everyone wins... more

Filed Under: The Americas, U.S. Programs

Jeffrey Oak Joins IRD Board of Directors

Dec 3 Posted by Noelle Wright

ARLINGTON, VA – International Relief & Development, Inc., a major implementer of US development assistance and a leader in the international stabilization and development community, announced today that Bon Secours Health System Senior Vice President and Corporate Responsibility Officer Jeffrey Oak has joined the organization’s Board of Directors. “Dr. Oak is a complia... more

Kris Manos Appointed Chair of IRD Board of Directors

Nov 12 Posted by IRD HQ

Arlington, VA – Kris Manos, interim president and CEO of International Relief and Development (IRD), was appointed chair of the Board of Directors by a unanimous vote of the Board November 6. Manos replaces Roland Johnson, who announced he is stepping down as chair. Manos will continue serving as IRD president and CEO until December 1, 2014, when Roger Ervin assumes the... more