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Posted by The IRC on April 16th, 2014
As the sun sets behind the steep mountains rising above this small community, a group of women gather in a small, barely lit hut. They have just finished a long day at work and sit talking among themselves as they wait for the monthly meeting of the Mother Support Group to begin. more »
Posted by Emmanuel d'Harcourt on April 15th, 2014
What’s difficult when it comes to understanding conflict in Syria is actually listening: taking the time to understand not just what we want to hear, but what refugees want to express, how they understand things, and what they aspire to. That’s true even for those working directly on the front lines. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 14th, 2014
After three years of fragile peace, renewed ethnic conflict and food shortages in South Sudan are conspiring to create a new humanitarian catastrophe. IRC's Peter Biro visits the town of Ganyliel where displaced families are now forced to survive on grass, roots, and water lilies. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 3rd, 2014
The IRC is helping reduce the spread of the Ebola in Liberia by distributing gloves and other protective equipment to health facilities in remote Lofa County, where one person has already died from the virus. more »
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Posted by Emmanuel d'Harcourt on April 1st, 2014
Innovation is a widely used buzzword in international development, but the problem is that all this talk about innovation may be distracting us from what really matters. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 26th, 2014
Since 2007, the IRC has been working with local communities to repair existing water sources and provide access to new ones in a remote town in arid central Somalia. Watch this short film to find out more about the IRC’s lifesaving work. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on March 22nd, 2014
Ever since water came within reach of several thousand people in Waji, a village in eastern Ethiopia, their lives have changed for the better. The women, in particular, are excited about the difference it is making. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on March 20th, 2014
The Mae Tao clinic, on the outskirts of the town of Mae Sot in northeastern Thailand, is the only source of medical care for thousands of Burmese along the volatile Thailand-Myanmar border. Get an update on the IRC-supported clinic's work. more »
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Posted by Emmanuel d'Harcourt on March 18th, 2014
Iris scanners are just one component of what is becoming, in and around Syria and with remarkably little attention, the most technological humanitarian response ever. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on March 4th, 2014
As the crisis in South Sudan escalates, the IRC continues to ramp up our emergency response throughout eastern Africa. Read updates from inside South Sudan and from refugee camps in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. more »