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Posted by giselle benatar on April 17th, 2014
Acclaimed photojournalist Lynsey Addario shows through photos and video how women in Congo are defying the odds to become powerful agents for change in their communities. more »
Posted by Jamison Dufour on April 15th, 2014
When catastrophe strikes, the IRC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit is poised to deliver rapid, lifesaving support. Watch this video to learn more about how we respond to sudden, complex emergencies. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 31st, 2014
A stove provided by the IRC and a cooking course and start-up funds provided by one of our partners helped Melissa, a young earthquake survivor, start a business selling sweet snacks called beignets in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on March 22nd, 2014
Ever since water came within reach of several thousand people in Waji, a village in eastern Ethiopia, their lives have changed for the better. The women, in particular, are excited about the difference it is making. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 21st, 2014
Over the past month more than 2,000 Nigerians have fled to neighboring Niger after escaping a violent insurgency. The IRC is helping to ensure that women, children and other vulnerable refugees receive the support they need. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 20th, 2014
Syria’s ongoing civil war and other crises put women and girls at increased risk of sexual exploitation, abuse, assault, forced marriage, domestic violence and trafficking. Join the IRC in urging global leaders to put women and girls first in emergencies. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on March 19th, 2014
Rania and her two colleagues trudge through the dusty streets of Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, their black and yellow baseball caps and official badges identifying them as IRC volunteers. Learn how they're helping their fellow refugees. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 13th, 2014
Three years after the outbreak of the Syrian conflict, the threat of unspeakable violence and cruelty is a daily reality for women and girls who have fled their homes in search of safety. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 12th, 2014
“I used to be a nurse,” says Leila, who is describing her journey from the besieged Syrian city of Homs to Mafraq in northern Jordan, speaking with a calm dignity that can’t quite disguise a tinge of desperation so characteristic of Syrian refugees in Jordan. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 8th, 2014
"I want to teach because I want to help others realize their dreams," says Alliance, who hopes to become a professor of architecture. The IRC's Vision Not Victim Project put the 16-year-old in front of a college classroom to try on her future role. more »

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