IRD Voices Blog

Gifts that Count: 2014 in Review

Dec 16 Posted by Noelle Wright

 Thank you for your support of IRD in 2014. In partnership with our donors and local communities around the world, we accomplished so much this year. We look forward to continuing our partnership in 2015 in support of our mission to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable groups and provide the tools and resources needed to increase their self-suffici... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Civil Society, Community Transitions, Emergency Response, Food & Agriculture, Health & Hygiene, Capacity Building, Conflict Victim Assistance, Economic Growth, Education, Nutrition, Refugees, Youth, Africa, Asia & Pacific, Europe, Middle East & North Africa

IRD Partners with UN to Deliver Emergency Aid to Ukraine

Dec 11 Posted by Noelle Wright

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 and little food.... more

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

How I’m Cleaning My Closets and Saving the World

Dec 2 Posted by Lauren Corbett, Program Associate, Acquistions & Logistics

Several weeks ago, IRD was approached by Savers, an international thrift store chain with stores across the United States, Canada, and Australia. You might know them under one of their acquired names as Value Village or Unique. Savers retails previously owned clothing, jewelry, shoes, and household items in their 315 thrift store locations. Are you wondering w... more

Thoughts on Change Resilience

Oct 13 Posted by Kris Manos, Board Chair

Our project to revitalize IRD and strengthen our culture of compliance and ethics adds stress to our already busy and continuously evolving operating environment. I’m confident we’ll successfully face these challenges and thrive. Yet success will require all of us to change – how we define our jobs, how we work, and how we act. Change on this scale may seem overw... more

A Ray of Hope

Oct 10 Posted by Prem Sagar

In many places around the world, people are dying not because their governments cannot treat them. Rather, their governments have yet to value their lives as worth saving. Sometimes when I think about the atrocities endured by people in the developing world child labor in Bangladesh, maternal mortality in Mozambique, refugees in the Middle East, internally dis... more

Filed Under: Health & Hygiene