March 9, 2011— Unrest in Libya has forced hundreds of
thousands of people from their homes. The conflict continues, putting up
to one million people at risk.
The American Refugee Committee is sending a relief team
to the Libyan border to respond.
Eric James will lead the team’s efforts. They will
meet with partners on the ground and provide relief to people affected by the
“As the fighting continues to escalate, we are concerned
that the situation could quickly deteriorate for civilians caught in the
crisis,” said James. “The American Refugee Committee is ready to assist
the people who are in need—to make sure they have access to services and to
help them recover from this crisis.”
The American Refugee Committee team will consist of
experts in emergency relief, logistics, and protection.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN REFUGEE COMMITTEE:
American Refugee Committee programs are built from the
ground up. We work with people at the most vulnerable points in their
lives, when they have lost everything to war or disaster. They let us
know what they need most, and we work together to develop ways to help them get
it. Our programs are as diverse as the people we serve, but they all work
together for the same goal: to help people take back control of their
lives. We help nearly 2.5 million people a year through programs around
the world. We are based in Minneapolis, MN.
To Make A Donation
To donate to the American Refugee Committee, you can make a donation online, call 800-875-7060 or write to:
American Refugee Committee
430 Oak Grove Street, Suite 204
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Press contact: Therese Gales at (612) 221-5161 or (612) 607-6494