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Posted by Peter Biro on April 15th, 2015
The violence in Nigeria has triggered a humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and neighboring countries. Some 400,000 people have sought refuge in Yola, a poor, dusty city in Nigeria’s Adamawa state. Here, the IRC is leading the humanitarian response, providing water, food and emergency shelters for tens of thousands of desperate people. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 8th, 2015
In rural Myanmar, family planning is often frowned upon by conservative community members and religious leaders. The IRC trains hundreds of women in Kayin state to become advocates for birth-spacing and safe pregnancies. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 7th, 2015
It is estimated that two million deaths occur every year from unsafe food and drinking water. For World Health Day on April 7, we share how refugee farmers make sure the food they produce and sell is safe. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 30th, 2015
Alpha Tamba, a physician assistant from Liberia, traveled to remote villages to address deadly rumors about Ebola -- including that it was being spread by the government or aid groups. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 25th, 2015
Explore panoramas of the IRC’s work in refugee camps and cities in Jordan where more than 600,000 Syrian refugees have sought safety. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 20th, 2015
Confirmation today of a new case of Ebola in Monrovia—the first in 17 days—re-emphasizes the need for strict infection prevention control at all health clinics and hospitals in Liberia. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 17th, 2015
For the first time, the IRC is providing an academically accredited health training program for displaced Burmese living in Thailand. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 9th, 2015
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 2014. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by Anna Kim on March 8th, 2015
With reproductive health services scarce, an IRC-run clinic in Jordan is making sure Syrian refugee women receive the care they need. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 6th, 2015
The IRC's Lucy Carrigan shares her impression of the people she met in Sierra Leone and Liberia who are working to ensure that once they see Ebola out the door, Ebola is gone for good. more »
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