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International Rescue Committee (IRC)

New York, United States
Joined May 2012

The IRC responds to some of the world's worst crises, delivering aid that saves lives while paving the way for long-term recovery.

Presence in: Afghanistan, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United States, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Focus: Education, Health, Livelihoods, Women's Rights

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. The Protection and Rule of Law team specifically works to provide access to justice and the protection and promotion of human rights to refugees and internally displaced people, and the most vulnerable members of the communities in which they have found refuge.

People Associated With This Organization

Atchara Chan-o-kul

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joined March 2019
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Labor & Employment, Other, Right to Information
I am a Program Coordinator , leads and manages the Legal Assistance Center(LAC), The International Rescue Committee(IRC), the LAC project focuses on strengthening engagement and capacity of refugee camp and host country authorities, increasing legal awareness, and helping refugees assert their rights and access legal remedies.

LAC is a partnership between UNHCR and IRC, project promotes the rule of law and access to justice for Burmese refugees in Thailand and operates in 5 camps, since 2007, the project has established in three camps (Mae La in Tak Province, and Ban Mai Nai Soi and Ban Mae Surin in Mae Hong Son Province) and in June 2011 expanded to two additional camps in Tak Province (Umpiem Mai and Nupo)
The mains activities are including ;
• Legal services: information legal counseling and case management facilitation
• Legal awareness and empowerment on the Thai law, international standard their rights/responsibility as well as how to access to services
• Sustainability of access to the justice for refugee by increasing engagement and capacity building with camp and Thai authorities, refugee , institution and civil society and build up the community base paralegal
• Information sharing and preparation on durable solution that refugee will have enough information to allow them to make better decision for their future including information on anti-human trafficking ,migrant and labor in Thailand, Rule of Law, Law and policy in their home country on civil documentation, land rights, policy and law and how to get support and services and etc.

Chakkrid Chansang

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joined September 2016
Interests: Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services
Currently, I am Protection Coordinator of International Rescue Committee. I work on project on access to justice, child protection and women protection along Thailand-Myanmar border.

Chinook Terrier

United States  
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joined March 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice
After passing a Master degree in humanitarian and international law in France (my home country), I have after more than 8 years of humanitarian work in different region of the World (France, Phillipines, DRCongo, Haiti, Syria), I have developed a growing passion and interest for access to justice. This in my current job as Protection rule of law technical advisor, for IRC that I have become familiar with the concept of 'legal empowerment'. Currently covering and supporting West Africa and the Balkans, I wish to always learn more and gain more expertise in the legal empowerment field to support more meaningful initiatives in the different countries I work with. Iam particularly interested in developing community-based paralegal, work with informal justice system as those are key interventions within IRC approach.

Emily Krehm

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joined July 2019
Protection Rule of Law Advisor with IRC.

Gloria Nababi- Otim (Mrs.)

International Rescue Committee (IRC) (Unverified)
Joined May 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Disability Rights, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law
I am open to learning and would like to network with professionals from a wide background so as to learn and unlearn. I am a lawyer and a humanitarian aid worker. With 04 years expereince in legal aid service provision

Khin Thet San

International Rescue Committee (IRC) (Unverified)
Joined February 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Peace-building & Transitional Justice
Working as a Senior Capacity Building Officer with International Rescue Committee- Myanmar.

Marina Solecki

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joined July 2018
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Right to Information, Women's Rights
Protection and Rule of Law coordinator for the Emergency Response Team of IRC

Nilar Htwe

International Rescue Committee (IRC) (Unverified)
Joined March 2019
Interests: Other

I am Nilar Htwe. Currently, I am working as Field Finance Manager at International Rescue Committee, one of the INGO in Myanmar. The main of my responsible is to ensure that all of the payment procedure and monthly reports are compliance with donor regulation. Moreover, I visit to field offices for the capacity assessment for finance staffs. Collect the monthly issue from field offices and provide capacity building training, refresher finance session and training to new staffs. Not only for internal , but also I provide the technical coaching to partners who is awarded the sub grant from our origination.
I've worked not only in Finance sector, but also in sub-grant management sector. When I was working as Grant Office, my role is Communication with CSOs for the proposal submission process, setting criteria for the grant selection process, organize with board member to select the CSO who are eligible with donor (EU) code of conduct to award the sub-grant which was funded from EU.
For this network, I do hope that I can learn more about the financial management and also the coaching way for the finance staffs to promote their capacity from the role of supervisor.
Moreover, from this website, I can also hear the challenges and achievement from the finance colleague and could also share my experiences and knowledge. Additional, I am learn the budget management and would like to hear from this network about the donor code of conduct and common finding and feedback of audit.
The last one, I wanna lean is accounting concept. Honestly, I am weak in this.
I am excited to be the member of this network and do hope to have a good learning, sharing and colleague from this network.

Olga Byrne

United States  
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joined July 2022
Interests: Refugees & Migrant Rights
As the Director of Asylum and Immigration Legal Services, I oversee legal programming for migrant and refugee clients in the US and Europe.

Oranutt Narapruet

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joined June 2016
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Governance, Accountability & Transparency
Oranutt Narapruet is Senior Grants and Programs Coordinator at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Thailand, where she leads the development of multi-million dollar refugee assistance and development programs. Previously, she worked as Program Officer on social democracy and economic reform at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Bangkok, where she launched Thailand’s only political debate show in collaboration with the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS). Prior to moving to Thailand, Oranutt held the positions of Development Director at the Philanthropy Bridge Foundation and Development Officer at the Charities Aid Foundation in the UK, where she focused on expanding and cultivating cross-sector civil society/government/private sector activities and partnerships across Asia and the BRICS, working on ‘hard-to-reach’ social issues, such as sex trafficking and mental health care. Oranutt’s writing on refugees and displaced people, mental health care systems, cross-sector partnerships, philanthropy, and Third Sector development has been published in several publications, including AsianNGO, Bangkok 101, Social Space, and the Durham Anthropology Journal. Oranutt is a Master’s graduate from the London School of Economics.

Pepin Mugisho

Democratic Republic of the Congo  
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joined September 2019
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Women's Rights
I'm Mr Pepin Mugisho Benedict(Ben), a lawyer interested in ecologic and natural resources management.
Currently I'm the land rights protection manager for the International Rescue Committee in the Eastern DR Congo. We are working on Integrated Resources Management Project.

The context is actually complex with many resource-related conflicts between many communities over access to natural resources, including land, water and forests. being a member of this platform could help me to share experience and learn more from others around the world about land protection and other related resources management issues.

The demographic presser on natural resources is currently a very big issue in Eastern Congo. The country has been receiving refugees from other countries (Rwanda, Burundi, CAR, South Soudan, ...) looking for resources for their survival and that of their cattle. this situation has always been at the root of conflicts between farmers and herders, but also between local communities that consider themselves indigenous and others as foreigners. the country's laws on land access
for some social groups of people are very old and no longer meet the current needs of the population.

State power has been very weak and has not been able to bring sustainable solutions to the land problems in eastern DR Congo. This has been at the heart of many wars and instabilities that have shaken the country since the years 1996 until now.

Rajshri Suresh

United States  
International Rescue Committee (IRC) (Unverified)
Joined August 2020
I am a Master's student at the University of San Francisco currently working with a humanitarian aid organization as a research intern. My area of work includes the intersection of development economics and climate change.

Rebecca Gang

United Kingdom  
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joined December 2015
Legal empowerment and protection specialist - focused on access to justice in the context of emergency and protracted displacement.

Sebastiaan Der Kinderen

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joined May 2012

Shan Dilair

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joined January 2023
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Family, Generalist Legal Services, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Right to Information, Women's Rights
My name is Shan Kameran, I graduated with a Dentistry degree but my passion is working in the Humanitarian field, my role in IRC currently is managing an editorial team and designers to provide legal information awareness services through social media and online networks.

Shazia Ghulam

International Rescue Committee (IRC) (Unverified)
Joined July 2017
Interests: Education, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights
My name is Shazia Ghulam. By professional i am a lawyer,and also worked in multiple international organizations on different posts e,g protection officer,legal officer,education officer and as a consultant(researcher) in Gender studies on the topic of "Changing role of women" and also writing an articles on women issues in daily MASHRIQ newspaper.i am a self made person who struggled for her rights and faced a lot of difficulties hurdles because the female education was not the prime priority of my family, yet I was the only female child to fight for my education.My love for education kneel my family and they gave me an opportunity to fulfill my dreams not only to me as well as to my other female cousins.i worked hard and tried to utilize it completely. now i have multiple degrees in my hand. I selected legal profession,to fight for the right of others specially women rights. I wanted to worked for women education,women rights.women empowerment,gender base violence in my country

Zeynep Ayapbek

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Joined April 2016
Interests: Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Right to Information
I am looking for participating in learning exchanges.

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