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Posted by The IRC on December 31st, 2013
IRC country director Sarah Terlouw told Reuters today that water shortages and a lack of toilet facilities in camps had increased the risk of disease among people displaced by fighting in the Central African Republic. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on October 2nd, 2012
IRC medical staff members have been treating cases of cholera since mid-September in Hagadera refugee camp, part of the massive Dadaab refugee complex in northeastern Kenya. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 28th, 2012
The IRC is responding to a deadly outbreak of cholera in the West African nation of Sierra Leone that has claimed an estimated 200 lives to date, with millions more at risk. more »
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Posted by Kate Adams on August 26th, 2012
As rain continued to fall on Haiti last night in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaac, we caught up with the IRC's country director there about the most urgent needs and the IRC's emergency response. more »
Posted by Sinziana Demian on July 19th, 2012
The IRC has played a decisive role in containing a major cholera outbreak in Congo's North Kivu province, where armed violence has uprooted more than 200,000 people since April. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on November 22nd, 2011
The IRC is responding to a cholera outbreak in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp that threatens Somalis who have fled fighting and the region's worst drought in six decades. more »
Posted by Tatenda Gonye on March 11th, 2011
Yesterday I wrote about how a decade of economic troubles has eroded Zimbabwe's water and sanitation infrastructure, leaving its people vulnerable to cholera and other water borne illnesses. Today I'll describe how my IRC colleagues and I are working in eastern Zimbabwe to help restore community water systems and respond to outbreaks of disease. more »
Posted by Tatenda Gonye on March 10th, 2011
Imagine if tomorrow people in the town where you live started getting suddenly and violently ill. You don’t know what’s wrong or how to help them. People are dying, sometimes within hours, because there’s no treatment available. And then the disease spreads to neighboring communities because no one knows how to stop it. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 12th, 2011
30 camps ... 24,000 medical consultations ... Here are just a few of the numbers that measure the impact of our IRC colleagues working in Haiti. more »
Posted by Gerald Martone on January 12th, 2011
IRC cholera response teams are operating in 30 camps throughout Port-au-Prince teaching people about the disease, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. I took these photos of some of the teams at work over the past week. more »