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Sahel Crisis

Posted by The IRC on September 26th, 2013
The IRC has released a special report on our emergency relief efforts around the world. The 24-page report includes stories on the IRC’s emergency response to the crisis in Syria and the Middle East, and in Mali, Somalia, Congo, South Sudan and elsewhere. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on March 28th, 2013
The IRC is stepping up its support of children in the embattled Gao and Mopti regions of northern Mali, organizing programs for over 2,500 war-affected children in an area still recovering from a year of conflict and occupation by militants. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 4th, 2013
Do you tweet? Today we need as many people as we can to call on the U.N., the African Union, the European Union and ECOWAS to send human rights monitors to Mali to protect civilians at risk because of conflict and instability there. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 25th, 2013
The escalation of armed conflict in Mali is having grave consequences for civilians already suffering the effects of political instability, mass displacement and severe food shortages. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on December 28th, 2012
Two months ago, Jabadjie, a 16-month-old girl suffering from acute and severe malnutrition, was rushed to an IRC-supported clinic in Kati, a district in Mali. After a few weeks of intensive care and a feeding regimen of nutritionally fortified peanut paste and milk, Jabadjie showed signs of recovery. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 20th, 2012
As the United Nations Security Council considers a resolution to authorize an international military force in Mali, the IRC and nine other aid groups warn that any military response would have serious humanitarian consequences. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 16th, 2012
Mali is struggling to cope with a prolonged drought and food emergency that is affecting large areas of the Sahel region of West Africa. Today, World Food Day, the IRC's Peter Biro reports for CNN.com on the worsening crisis. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 15th, 2012
A week after Mohammed was born, he was abandoned by his parents and left in the care of an aunt, Assetou Diallo, who was already struggling to raise nine children. He and another of Assetou's children were diagnosed with malnutrition, malaria and pneumonia at an IRC clinic. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 15th, 2012
Tens of thousands of people have fled northern Mali as Islamist militants tighten their grip over the vast desert region. Those who remain face an increasingly desperate humanitarian situation with little access to food, clean water and medicine. The International Rescue Committee and international relief organizations, meanwhile, are struggling to deliver vital aid to suffering Malian civilians. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on August 16th, 2012
Dr. Charles Ido describes how the IRC has been scaling up our emergency health and nutrition programs in Chad, which is experiencing its worst drought in several years. "We are still seeing a lot of malnourished children," he says. more »

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