Press Releases

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

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