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Posted by Emmanuel d'Harcourt on May 27th, 2015
Innovation, defined as “a new idea, method or device,” was coined as a word around the 15th century, but in the 21st it’s become all the rage. But things began to go wrong when we began to focus on the process of innovating itself, rather than the process of getting results. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 26th, 2015
As a bloody civil war in South Sudan keeps farmers from planting crops and aid from reaching people in need, as many as 4.6 million people will face severe food shortages in the next few months. Thousands of children could suffer acute malnutrition. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 26th, 2015
Exactly one year ago, the first cases of Ebola were reported in Sierra Leone. Laura Miller, with the IRC team there fighting the outbreak, reflects on how much has changed in the course of the year as the country battles the highly contagious virus. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 26th, 2015
Thousands of children are dying because they cannot reach health facilities and the life-saving treatment they need. This is a reflection of geographic barriers, weak health systems and lack of infrastructure. It also conveys profound humanitarian failure. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 21st, 2015
As violence and fear drive thousands of Burundians to Tanzania, IRC teams are working to meet the refugees' urgent needs. Some 50,000 people are stranded in a tiny Tanzanian fishing village hit by cholera and other diseases. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 9th, 2015
On May 9, the IRC celebrates Liberia's 42 days Ebola-free. The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March 2014. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 6th, 2015
Last week IRC aid workers were able to get lifesaving drugs and medical supplies through to the only hospital still operating in Aden, the port city in southern Yemen that has been bombarded for more than a month by air strikes on Houthi rebel targets. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 1st, 2015
Even before the current conflict in Yemen, half the country's population lacked clean water.The IRC repaired contaminated wells so that Yemenis in rural areas did not have to trek for hours in search of water that is safe to drink. more »
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Posted by Peter Biro on April 30th, 2015
Acclaimed jazz saxophonist, and a voice for the International Rescue Committee, Joshua Redman recently traveled with a team of IRC aid workers to Myanmar’s poorest region, mountainous Chin state. Read and watch his story for International Jazz Day (Apr. 30). more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 28th, 2015
Nyabel Both lives in a remote village in Ethiopia where common childhood diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and diarrhea are a constant threat. By learning the importance of immunization through community health workers trained by the IRC, she fully immunized her one-year-old son. Here's her story. more »
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