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Posted by The IRC on August 22nd, 2014
The IRC is responding to the influx of new arrivals in the Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda, where Dr. Catherine Ndekera, IRC’s health coordinator, reports on the situation. Dr. Catherine Ndekera, IRC’s health coordinator, reports on the influx of new arrivals in the Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22nd, 2014
The IRC's Ropak Shaban shares the story of Fatima, 19, who went into labor at a mosque in Dohuk. She fled her home in Mosul after the city was attacked by militants. She was afraid the local government would send her back to her village if she went to a hospital or clinic. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19th, 2014
The Ebola outbreak devastating western Africa has presented daunting challenges to Liberia, Sierra Leone and surrounding countries, most of which have severely limited resources to fight the scourge. Since March, the IRC has been assisting Liberia’s ministry of health county health team in Lofa with its response to the crisis. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on August 16th, 2014
More than half a million Iraqis have fled the violence of Islamic State militants since early June, many of them heading for refugee camps in Syria. The IRC's Rachel Unkovic kept an audio diary of her experiences at the Newrooz refugee camp in northern Syria which has now between 10,000 to 12,000 people. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 12th, 2014
The IRC is working to strengthen the network of health care workers in Somalia to better protect survivors of sexual assault. Specially trained health staff is critical in a country where women and girls face challenging conditions due to the widespread violence, insecurity and displacement caused by two decades of conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 11th, 2014
The IRC's Rachel Unkovic writes about the dire situation of tens of thousands of Iraqi women, children and men fleeing the violence of Islamic State militants. "I’ll never forget the big eyes of the kids staring at us from the back seats of the cars, exhausted and scared," she says. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 11th, 2014
The IRC’s country director in Liberia, Aitor Sanchez Lacomba, speaks with Radio France Internationale on our Ebola response. Since the outbreak, the IRC has supported local health workers, ministries of health and community leaders in controling the spread of the disease more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on August 8th, 2014
As new waves of violence engulf Iraq, the IRC is providing emergency medical care for as many as 4,000 Yazidis, mostly women and children, who survived without food or water for up to six days while hiding from militants in Iraq's Sinjar mountains. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 7th, 2014
Begun immediately after birth, breastfeeding cuts in half the chance that babies will die during their most vulnerable period of life, the first 28 days. Yet still, breastfeeding is widely undervalued and poorly practiced. The IRC is working to educate communities about its benefits. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 6th, 2014
Breastfeeding is not technological. It’s not a pill. And it is certainly not new. It is, however, the most effective way to reduce the death of children compared to any other public health intervention. more »
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