Latest Refugees International Stories

2009-06-29 09:55:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ante Up for Africa will support Refugees International's efforts for the displaced people of Darfur and all of Sudan as part of its charity celebrity poker tournament in Las Vegas on July 2, 2009. The event is hosted by WSOP Bracelet Winner and Celebrity Apprentice Star Annie Duke and Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle, with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Brad Garrett planning to attend. Professional poker players and Refugees International...

2009-04-07 19:42:31

Refugees International has announced plans to honor U.S. media mogul Ted Turner at its 30th anniversary gala in Washington. Turner is to receive the group's 2009 McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award May 7 at the dinner to be held at the Embassy of Italy. Mr. Turner will be recognized for his inspiring commitment to humanitarian issues, including the establishment of the United Nations Foundation and the creation of CNN, which is renowned for bringing humanitarian crises to light, organizers of...

2009-04-02 16:32:00

Experts to Analyze Needs of Displaced Iraqis as Security Improves in Iraq WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ken Bacon, president of Refugees International, and Kristele Younes, senior advocate at Refugees International, will analyze how the new security climate in Iraq has not yet translated into increased services for displaced Iraqis at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, in the Zenger Room, 529 14th St., N.W., 13th floor. (Logo:...

2008-12-18 12:47:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, January 12th, 2009 Matt Dillon and Sarah Jessica Parker will join Refugees International to host a one-night only performance of the critically acclaimed George Packer play, Betrayed, at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. The play follows the stories of three young Iraqi translators as they risk their lives for Americans in Iraq. The production, and the article in The New Yorker it was based on, drew national attention to the Iraqi...

2008-12-17 16:38:49

Matt Dillon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Refugees International are to be the hosts of a one-night-only performance of George Packer's Betrayed in Washington. The play about three young Iraqi translators who risk their lives for Americans in Iraq is to be performed at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater Jan. 12. The production, and the article in The New Yorker it was based on, drew national attention to the Iraqi refugee crisis, Refugees International said in a news release. 'Betrayed'...

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