Sarah Costa Named Executive Director of Women's Refugee Commission

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Media Contact: Diana Quick
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SARAH COSTA NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
OF THE WOMEN’S REFUGEE COMMISSION

Current Executive Director Carolyn Makinson to Head
International Rescue Committee’s UK Office

For Immediate Release

New York City, June 9, 2010—The Women's Refugee Commission, a New York-based organization that advocates on behalf of refugee women, children and young people, today announced the appointment of Sarah Costa as its new executive director. Ms. Costa brings to the Women's Refugee Commission more than 25 years of experience in the fields of women's rights, reproductive health, gender and youth development, as well as global philanthropy. She will start at the Women's Refugee Commission in September. Ms. Costa will succeed Carolyn Makinson, who has led the organization since 2004.

New Ambassador: Actress Mamie Gummer

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Media Contact: Elizabeth Beresford,
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ACTRESS MAMIE GUMMER NAMED
WOMEN’S REFUGEE COMMISSION AMBASSADOR

Co-star of new ABC series "Off the Map" to represent organization
that protects women and children refugees

For Immediate Release

New York City, May 18, 2010—Executive director Carolyn Makinson announced today that award-winning actress Mamie Gummer has agreed to serve as Ambassador for the Women’s Refugee Commission, an organization that works to improve the lives of women, children and adolescent refugees and asylum-seekers.

Thousands of Children Orphaned or Separated from Their Families in Haiti Earthquake Aftermath

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Women’s Refugee Commission urges  these children be provided protection in Haiti while reunification efforts are made

  • Read the press release
  • Read recommendations for the U.S. government to protect children in Haiti developed by the Women's Refugee Commission and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • The following organizations are among the organizations that are working with children in Haiti: International Rescue Committee, Save the Children and UNICEF