Angelina Jolie Marks Five Years Of Conflict In Syria

Angelina Jolie Marks Five Years Of Conflict In Syria Mar 15, 2016

Angelina Jolie marked five years of conflict in Syria at a press conference outside an informal refugee settlement in Fayda, in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, today. More
Game Of Thrones Cast Joins With International Rescue Committee

Game Of Thrones Cast Joins With International Rescue Committee Mar 14, 2016

Tomorrow, as the world marks the 5th anniversary of the Syrian civil war, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) announces it is teaming up with HBO’s Game of Thrones to launch the multi-platform RESCUE HAS NO BOUNDARIES campaign to bring attention to the global refugee crisis and raise emergency funds to help rescue the millions of people displaced by conflict and natural disaster. More
Ben Stiller Visits Refugees With UNHCR

Ben Stiller Visits Refugees With UNHCR Feb 10, 2016

Actor Ben Stiller has spoken of his support for refugees following moving meetings in Berlin, Germany, with families forced to flee conflict and persecution in Syria and Iraq. More
Ellen DeGeneres Presented With People's Choice Award For Favorite Humanitarian

Ellen DeGeneres Presented With People's Choice Award For Favorite Humanitarian Jan 11, 2016

Ellen DeGeneres received the fourth annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Walgreens, during the live awards show from the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. More
Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Beyoncé Top DoSomething.org’s 2015 Celebs Gone Good List

Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Beyoncé Top DoSomething.org’s 2015 Celebs Gone Good List Jan 8, 2016

DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit organization for young people and social change announces its eighth annual Celebs Gone Good list. More
Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher Donate to Help Syrian Children

Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher Donate to Help Syrian Children Dec 28, 2015

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have made a $1 million donation split equally between Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee to support victims of the conflict in Syria. More
Mandy Patinkin Visits Refugees In Greece

Mandy Patinkin Visits Refugees In Greece Dec 11, 2015

Actor and activist Mandy Patinkin recently witnessed first-hand the refugee crisis engulfing Europe. More
#GivingTuesday Set To Be Huge!

#GivingTuesday Set To Be Huge! Nov 26, 2015

In the last week before #GivingTuesday, on December 1, businesses, nonprofit organizations, schools, families and individuals around the country are making final preparation for a huge variety of activities that encourage and celebrate giving. More
Harry Belafonte Speaks On Challenges Faced By People Of African Descent

Harry Belafonte Speaks On Challenges Faced By People Of African Descent Nov 10, 2015

Debunking the myth of racial hierarchy, United Nations experts on racial discrimination has said that it is imperative to deconstruct, on a global scale, the ideological myth of a superior race and the resulting conviction of a superior culture. More
Sir Patrick Stewart Attends International Rescue Committee’s Freedom Award Dinner

Sir Patrick Stewart Attends International Rescue Committee’s Freedom Award Dinner Nov 9, 2015

Sir Patrick Stewart, Morena Baccarin and Selita Ebanks were just a few of the many attendees at the International Rescue Committee's annual Freedom Award Dinner at Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City last week. More
International Rescue Committee To Host Annual Freedom Award Dinner

International Rescue Committee To Host Annual Freedom Award Dinner Oct 30, 2015

The International Rescue Committee will host its annual Freedom Award Dinner which will honor Founder and Executive Chairman of Econet Wireless, Strive Masiyiwa, President and CEO of MasterCard, Ajay Banga and Josh Weston. More
Piper Perabo Shares Experiences Of Visiting Syrian Refugees In Greece

Piper Perabo Shares Experiences Of Visiting Syrian Refugees In Greece Oct 13, 2015

Piper Perabo – in partnership with WhoSay and the International Rescue Committee – recently visited Syrian refugees in Greece, and has written about her experiences. More
Proceeds From Imagine Dragons Song To Help Refugees

Proceeds From Imagine Dragons Song To Help Refugees Oct 12, 2015

With hundreds of thousands of refugees in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, particularly across the Middle East and Europe, Imagine Dragons and SAP SE are joining forces to introduce the One4 Project to support refugee relief efforts. More
Support The Global Goals With Radio Everyone

Support The Global Goals With Radio Everyone Sep 29, 2015

On 25th September at the UN, 193 world leaders adopted the Global Goals, a series of 17 ambitious goals to end poverty, fight inequality & injustice and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. More
Stars Celebrate UNHCR Nansen Award Winner

Stars Celebrate UNHCR Nansen Award Winner Sep 17, 2015

Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi, who has dedicated her life to bringing education to refugee girls in Pakistan, has won the 2015 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. More
Angie Harmon And AnnaLynne McCord To Be Honored At Inspire A Difference Event

Angie Harmon And AnnaLynne McCord To Be Honored At Inspire A Difference Event Sep 16, 2015

Investigation Discovery (ID), America’s leading crime and justice television network, announced today that it will hold its third annual INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE honors event this fall in New York City. More
Bill And Chelsea Clinton To Host 11th Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Bill And Chelsea Clinton To Host 11th Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Aug 31, 2015

President Bill Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will host the 11th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting on September 26-29 in New York City. More
Angelina Jolie Visits Displaced People In Myanmar’s Kachin State

Angelina Jolie Visits Displaced People In Myanmar’s Kachin State Aug 3, 2015

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt travelled to Myitkyina township in Kachin State on Thursday, where over 100,000 people have been displaced since a cease-fire agreement between the Myanmar armed forces and ethnic armed groups broke down in 2011. More
Stars Attend International Rescue Committee's Fifth Annual GenR Summer Party

Stars Attend International Rescue Committee's Fifth Annual GenR Summer Party Jul 24, 2015

Josh Stamberg, Brad Raider and IRC Voice Nykhor Paul were just a few of the many attendees who gathered this week for the International Rescue Committee's Fifth Annual GenR Summer Party at David Burke Garden at The James Hotel. More
George Clooney Launches Project To Watch Who Profits From Africa's Conflicts

George Clooney Launches Project To Watch Who Profits From Africa's Conflicts Jul 21, 2015

The Enough Project has announced the launch of THE SENTRY, a new investigative initiative that seeks to dismantle the networks of perpetrators, facilitators, and enablers who fund and profit from Africa’s deadliest conflicts. More
International Rescue Committee To Host 5th Annual GenR Summer Party

International Rescue Committee To Host 5th Annual GenR Summer Party Jul 20, 2015

The International Rescue Committee's young professional group, GenR, will host their 5th Annual summer party this week. More
David Morrissey Witnesses Humanitarian Crisis In Lesvos

David Morrissey Witnesses Humanitarian Crisis In Lesvos Jul 20, 2015

British actor David Morrissey has just returned from an intense two day trip with UNHCR to Lesvos, a Greek island facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. More
Malala Opens School For Girl Refugees

Malala Opens School For Girl Refugees Jul 15, 2015

Human Rights Activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has marked her 18th birthday with a renewed commitment to refugees and education by inaugurating a school for more than 200 Syrian girls living in refugee camps in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. More
Celebrities Support World Refugee Day

Celebrities Support World Refugee Day Jun 23, 2015

More than 40 high profile UNHCR supporters rallied over the past week to spread awareness around the globe about World Refugee Day and the plight of the forcibly displaced. More
Millions Mark World Refugee Day Across The Globe

Millions Mark World Refugee Day Across The Globe Jun 22, 2015

Across the world millions marked World Refugee Day on Saturday with joyful and celebratory events in sharp contrast to gloomy statistics showing spiralling global conflict and persecution have led to record numbers of people fleeing their homes. More
Angelina Jolie Calls For Action On World Refugee Day

Angelina Jolie Calls For Action On World Refugee Day Jun 21, 2015

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has been commemorating World Refugee Day with Syrian refugees in Turkey, which has overtaken Pakistan to become the world’s largest refugee-hosting nation with more than 1.77 million in urban areas and government-run camps. More
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini Visits Refugees In Jordan

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini Visits Refugees In Jordan May 12, 2015

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini, visiting refugee camps and cities in Jordan, said he felt strongly for the young people whose lives have been affected by war in Syria. More
Join Mary-Louise Parker At Special Hope North Event

Join Mary-Louise Parker At Special Hope North Event Apr 30, 2015

This Saturday, May 2, Hope North founder Okello Sam will premiere his original play Forged in Fire, in New York City. More
Angelina Jolie Addresses UN Security Council On Syria

Angelina Jolie Addresses UN Security Council On Syria Apr 27, 2015

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Friday warned that the international community must do everything possible to prevent a further deterioration of the situation in the Middle East before it becomes irreversible. More
George Clooney Uses Satellite Sentinel Project To Catch Poachers

George Clooney Uses Satellite Sentinel Project To Catch Poachers Apr 10, 2015

Although actor and activist George Clooney co-founded the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) as a way to systematically monitor threats to human security over Sudan and South Sudan, it is now also being used, in cooperation with ENOUGH Project and DigitalGlobe, to keep watch over elephants in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More