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Posted by Anna Kim on September 30th, 2014
In the fight against the deadliest outbreak of Ebola the world has ever seen, tracking the disease is vital to stopping it. This is how it works. more »
Posted by Anna Kim on September 26th, 2014
Bayakous are the men in Haiti who empty pit latrines for a living without benefit of health and safety standards, the protection of the law, or even fixed prices. Here is their story. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 24th, 2014
Although famine has been averted in South Sudan, the IRC expresses concern with how the world’s newest country will cope in 2015. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 23rd, 2014
IRC epidemiologist Ruwan Ratnayake talks about the IRC's emergency response to the Ebola outbreak. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 19th, 2014
Take a look at our special feature based on a recent report that brings to light the voices of Syrian women and girls and the barriers they face. Experience a typical day through their eyes. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 18th, 2014
A new report from the IRC gives voice to thousands of Syrian women and girls who demand that international rhetoric be turned into action in protecting their rights. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on September 12th, 2014
After more than 60 years of conflict, Myanmar's nurses and medics from opposing sides are joining forces to address critical health concerns of the country's displaced population in Karenni State in eastern Burma. more »
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Posted by on September 10th, 2014
Health workers on the front lines have borne the brunt of the crisis. More than 225 have contracted the virus and nearly 130 have died since the outbreak began in March. The IRC says health care workers are in dire need of personal protection equipment to fight the disease. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8th, 2014
Since early June, tens of thousands of Iraqis have fled their homes from Islamic State militants who have violently targeted religious minorities in its rampage throughout northwestern Iraq. Approximately, 122,585 Yazidis, Iraq's oldest religious minority, fled into Syria as a result of the attack. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 3rd, 2014
In Liberia, the IRC is providing health centers and medical teams with the critical supplies and equipment they need to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Our new infographic shows what the kits include. more »
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