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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on August 18th, 2015
Since the start of the crisis in Syria, Jordan has taken in large numbers of refugees, with many residing in the most remote areas in the north. Meet the volunteers who work with the IRC to get critical aid to thousands of people. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 13th, 2015
Every year, 6.3 million children under five die unnecessarily—an overwhelming majority due to preventable conditions and treatable infectious diseases. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 12th, 2015
Meet three Syrian brothers: Mohamad, 17, Hussain, 13, and Hassan, 10, who suffer from a severe muscle disease that limits their mobility. The IRC is providing critical medication and therapy for the boys. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 5th, 2015
Every year, 760,000 children under the age of five die from diarrhea—an illness that is simple to treat and prevent. Here are four things you may not know about one of the world’s deadliest diseases among young children. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 29th, 2015
With as many as 1,000 refugees continuing to arrive each day on the Greek island of Lesbos, the lack of basic assistance such as food, water and healthcare is a serious concern, says the IRC. Many of them have fled Syria's civil war. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on July 28th, 2015
The IRC is delivering clean water and working to improve living conditions for hundreds of refugees crowded into the Kara Tepe camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 28th, 2015
Read our latest story on Medium about the three most devastating diseases among children under the age of five. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 10th, 2015
More than 3,000 people have been killed in the recent fighting in Yemen and a million have fled their homes—the newly displaced joining hundreds of thousands of people uprooted by previous waves of conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 9th, 2015
Since a political rivalry in South Sudan erupted into a civil war, thousands have been killed, and more than two million uprooted from their homes. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 2nd, 2015
News this week that Ebola has resurfaced in Liberia is a stark reminder of the ongoing threats facing the country, the IRC said in a statement today. These new cases must also serve as a wake-up call to the chronic issues with health systems that remain unaddressed. more »
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