International Rescue Committee

Polycrisis due to abuse of power

"I'm an Englishman in New York," says David Miliband, the former UK foreign secretary (2007-2010) who since 2013 has lived in New York, working as the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). An organization founded at the call of Albert Einstein in 1933, the IRC is helping communities and people in more than 40 countries to cope with humanitarian crises.

Muppets help conflict kids in new Arabic 'Sesame Street'

A band of Muppets, both old favourites and new friends, will star in an Arabic retooling of "Sesame Street" with a regional twist.

In its Western iterations, the long-running franchise addresses issues including family breakdown. The new Middle East version instead seeks to help children, especially young Syrian refugees, cope with emotions.

Iraqi forces launch final assault on ISIL-held Mosul Old City

Iraqi forces began storming the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-held Old City of Mosul on June 18, an assault they hope will be the last in the eight-month campaign to seize the militants' stronghold.

The historic district is the last still under control of the  militants in the city which used to be their capital in Iraq. 

Google creates $4 million crisis fund for immigration cause

Google has created a crisis fund worth $4 million to support immigrants stranded outside the U.S. borders, following U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees and citizens of certain countries from traveling to the country, the USA Today newspaper reported late on Jan. 29, citing a memo sent by Google CEO Sundar Pichai and confirmed by a company spokesperson. 

Jordan's Queen Rania latest high-profile figure to visit Lesvos

Queen Rania of Jordan will visit Lesvos on Monday and meet with refugees, according to a statement by the country's royal press office on Saturday.

The queen, who will travel to the eastern Aegean island at the invitation of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), will visit the Kara Tepe camp which operates under the auspices of local authorities.