The International Rescue Committee (IRC) today reacts to news that President Donald J. Trump set the refugee admissions goal at just 15,000 refugees for fiscal year 2021, a new all-time low number for the third year in a row and a further abdication...
Academics’ analysis of burial plots points to excess deaths level in crisis-ridden country
David MilibandYemen is unlike any tragedy witnessed before. Its health system has collapsed, and a lack of testing means COVID continues to spread undetected. This war is a stain on the global conscience and must be brought to an end.
Tell Congress that the administration must provide individuals access to protection at U.S. borders and reverse its policies preventing asylum seekers from seeking safety. Join the International Rescue Committee in calling on Congress to...
In his 1796 farewell address, US President George Washington cautioned the American people against entangling alliances, setting the nation on an isolationist course that would last until the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.
David MilibandIt was good to be with @ChathamHouse in this discussion on isolationism, the future of America’s engagement with the world, and implications for the US 'grand strategy'. Watch in full here
David MilibandLooking forward to joining the Swedish Government, @UNDRR and @WFP in this critical conversation shortly on climate change and food insecurity as a consequence of it. This is the modern face of humanitarian crisis. Please join us, watch live here
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is alarmed about the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the Central Sahel states of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, with a record 13.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance across the...
David MilibandAlarming situation rapidly deteriorating: in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, over 1.5M are now internally displaced across the region – a 320% increase since the beginning of 2019 and one of the fastest growing displacements globally. @RESCUEorg monitoring
“Having a small child is often like a very long game of pass the parcel where the music always stops on you, you’re wearing a giant pair of sticky gloves, and between every layer is a new variety of shit”
Liberal democracies need a forum to hammer out joint responses to technological issues.
David MilibandWhat a relief to read something not just complaining about the march of autocracy but proposing to do something about it - in one of THE vital spheres. This is a bold and correct agenda. Technology and democracy must be brought in harness not opposition.
In 1948, General Dwight D. Eisenhower released an expansive memoir that transcribed his personal account as Supreme Allied commander in Europe during World War II, the single most important American military official in the war. He chronicled the...
David MilibandThis is an important statement about modern politics - & about how democratic politics to be saved. The threat of “democratic recession” needs to be fought with imagination and vigor, globally as well as in US