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Posted by The IRC on May 8th, 2014
In a report released on May 7, the IRC and 21 other humanitarian organizations urged the international community not to forget about Somalia as attention turns to other crises. A third of the population remains in need of aid following a devastating drought. more »
Posted by Danielle Silber on September 25th, 2013
As 130,000 fans gathered for Comic Con International this summer in San Diego, Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment, took a break from the popular convention to pay tribute to real-life heroes. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 22nd, 2013
July 20, 2013 marked the two-year anniversary of the UN declaration of famine in Somalia. Cut off from aid by ongoing violence, some 1.5 million people were forced to leave their homes in search of food and safety. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 14th, 2013
In January, we introduced you to Hassan Omar Ibrahim, a Somali who was forced to flee his home due to the famine and was living at Carafat camp, in Galkayo, Somalia. This is the next chapter in his story. 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 March 22nd, 2013
Watch the stories of Fozia Ahmed Karshe and Hawa Ali Ibrahim; they are linchpins of their community, teaching people how to keep their water clean, and managing the water points within the displaced persons camp they live in. more »
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Posted by The IRC on February 6th, 2013
A year ago, the IRC and DC Entertainment joined forces to combat the effects of a devastating drought in East Africa through the We Can Be Heroes campaign. Thanks to your support, the campaign has had a wide-ranging impact. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on February 6th, 2013
A farmer forced to flee his home supports his family and fellow Somalis by devoting himself to a humble but essential job—cleaning a camp for displaced persons. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 3rd, 2013
The lifesaving impact of the We Can Be Heroes drought relief campaign is exemplified by the story of Aden, a three-year-old boy who returned from the brink of starvation after being treated at an IRC clinic in Dadaab, Kenya. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 31st, 2012
The word “renewal” brings to mind another story I would like to share with you. It is one I have written about before — a year ago, when the face of an emaciated seven-month-old boy shook the world. more »