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Posted by The IRC on October 24th, 2013
The IRC helps to ensure that children affected by persecution, conflict or natural disaster do not miss out on the benefits of a good education. Here are some highlights from our work in 2013. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 7th, 2013
The IRC's New Roots program connects refugees in the United States with the land, tools and training they need to grow healthy, fresh food for their families and communities. Meet Siddiq Ismail from Darfur and some of the other New Roots farmers in Salt Lake City. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 26th, 2013
The influx of tens of thousands of uprooted people from Darfur is putting stress on a region of Chad where water is already scarce, says IRC country director Felix Leger. Chad is struggling to recover from a decade of recurring crises. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on June 12th, 2013
Approximately 50,000 people have fled renewed violence in Darfur, Sudan since January, according to U.N. estimates, many crossing the border into eastern Chad. The IRC is working to meet their desperate need for clean water. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on March 1st, 2013
In February, the IRC’s Sophia Jones-Mwangi visited the Oure Cassoni camp in eastern Chad, home to 280,000 Darfuri refugees, some of whom have been living there for a decade. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on March 1st, 2013
Almost a decade ago, as people started to flee their scorched villages in Darfur, Sudan, I traveled to the town of Bahai in northeastern Chad, where the IRC was the only humanitarian organization assisting the flood of people crossing the border. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on November 30th, 2011
IRC president George Rupp moderated a panel discussion on Africa on Monday that featured former IRC communications officer Emily Holland, co-author of a memoir about child soldiers in Liberia. more »
Posted by Melissa Winkler on August 23rd, 2011
Tamam, an IRC health manager in Chad, sent on these images of a recent sandstorm that hit Bahai -- a desert outpost where we aid refugees from Darfur. They really show the remote and extreme conditions in which IRC staff sometimes work in order to bring humanitarian aid to people who need it the most. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 31st, 2010
The people of Southern Sudan endured a brutal civil war that lasted 22 years and left behind a ruined landscape and a traumatized population. Now, the January 2011 independence referendum is presenting new threats and uncertainties. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 30th, 2010
Guest blogger Brenna O’Rourke is an IRC intern in Chad, where the IRC is providing health care and other essential services to 58,000 Darfuri refugees and local communities. We also reach out to men and boys to change attitudes that foster violence against women. more »
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