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Posted by The IRC on October 20th, 2014
The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 16th, 2014
On a recent sunny day at the Shimelba refugee camp, home to some 6,000 displaced Eritreans in northwest Ethiopia, more than 250 children gathered to watch their peers act out plays, recite poems and sing songs. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15th, 2014
October 15 is Global Handwashing Day. Kids at an IRC "child-friendly space" in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, demonstrate how to wash your hands thoroughly in six steps -- with a catchy song. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 14th, 2014
Interviewed on Oct. 11 in Monrovia, Liberia, IRC president David Miliband says that people are afraid to go to health centers because they think they might catch Ebola there. He talks about the IRC's work to prevent the spread of the disease and provide medical care. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 10th, 2014
Today the IRC in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya will mark Mental Health Week, an opportunity to openly discuss mental health and raise awareness. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 9th, 2014
Five people are infected with Ebola every hour. The IRC has been working with communities to combat the spread of the deadly virus from the beginning of the crisis. Learn how we are saving lives. more »
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Posted by Anna Kim on September 30th, 2014
In the fight against the deadliest outbreak of Ebola the world has ever seen, tracking the disease is vital to stopping it. This is how it works. more »
Posted by Anna Kim on September 26th, 2014
Bayakous are the men in Haiti who empty pit latrines for a living without benefit of health and safety standards, the protection of the law, or even fixed prices. Here is their story. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 24th, 2014
Although famine has been averted in South Sudan, the IRC expresses concern with how the world’s newest country will cope in 2015. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 23rd, 2014
IRC epidemiologist Ruwan Ratnayake talks about the IRC's emergency response to the Ebola outbreak. more »
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