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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 The IRC on October 16th, 2012
Today is World Food Day. Until midnight, when you donate to the We Can Be Heroes campaign to support the IRC's drought response in the Horn of Africa, DC Comics will triple your gift. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on October 12th, 2012
For the past few years, the coastal town of Hobyo in central Somalia made news for all the wrong reasons—hijackings of cargo ships at sea and kidnappings of foreigners on land. Despite the dangers, the IRC launched a primary health care program there this July. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on August 1st, 2012
One year ago, three-year-old Aden Abdallah Ibrahim arrived at the IRC hospital in the Dadaab refugee camp weighing just 11 pounds. His family, refugees from drought-stricken Somalia, had walked for 25 days to reach the camp. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on July 20th, 2012
Last summer, tens of thousands of Somali refugees fled famine, drought and conflict in their own country, crossing the border to seek refuge in Dadaab. Seven-month-old Minhaj Gedi Farah, caught the attention of the world as “the face of the famine” when he arrived at the IRC’s ward for malnourished children. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 19th, 2012
The IRC and six other international aid organizations are warning that a critical shortage of funds is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in Kenya's Dabaab refugee camp, the world’s largest. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 13th, 2012
Shout out to multi-platinum rock band Daughtry for joining We Can Be Heroes and recording a new version of "Rescue Me" to benefit the campaign. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 29th, 2012
The global community is bracing for another cycle of devastating drought extending from East Africa northwest through the Sahel region. This week three IRC experts provided their insights and timely updates. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 25th, 2012
Today is the last day to RSVP for an exclusive phone briefing with IRC experts on the widening drought disaster in East Africa and the Sahel: Wednesday, June 27, 12-1pm EDT. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 22nd, 2012
War, drought and famine come together to create a ‘perfect storm’ of devastation and suffering in East Africa. Learn more in an exclusive IRC phone briefing on June 27. RSVP by June 25. more »

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