International Rescue Committee (IRC)

How the IRC is helping women fleeing South Kordofan crisis [CNN Video]

As many as 400 people who have fled brutal fighting and severe food shortages in South Kordofan in the Republic of Sudan are arriving each day in the remote Yida refugee camp in South Sudan.  Many of them are women who fled alone or with their children while their husbands stayed behind to fight or protect their families' livelihoods.

The International Rescue Committee's Elizabeth Pender spoke to CNN this morning from Yida about the growing humanitarian crisis. She described the range of health care services and other assistance the IRC is providing for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted while fleeing to South Sudan and after their arrival.  Liz  told CNN, “We … want to make sure that they know that they are not alone — that there's no shame associated with this, that they have a lot of support, and that we are here to ensure that they are safe to the best of our abilities."
 
 
 

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