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Posted by The IRC on May 6th, 2016
Volunteering at an IRC-run clinic in Jordan has given this Syrian mother hope to aspire for a better future. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 23rd, 2016
Today marks two years after the deadliest Ebola outbreak to date claimed thousands of lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 9th, 2016
The IRC’s ‘Hope’ Clinic in Jordan provides critical treatment for uprooted Syrians like Hisham, a 7-year-old refugee battling diabetes. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 23rd, 2015
Since November, hundreds of people including children have been infected with cholera, a highly contagious disease. With the onset of the rainy season, the IRC is concerned the epidemic could continue to spread, making already poor living conditions even worse. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 30th, 2015
A new IRC report refutes commonly held beliefs that do more than perpetuate misconceptions about the needs of refugees; by restricting access to family planning, they put women's lives at risk. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 12th, 2015
As Sierra Leone marked 42 days without a single case of the deadly Ebola virus on Nov. 7, the IRC warned that more must be done to ensure that outbreaks like Ebola do not happen again. "Now is not the time to let down our guard," said IRC country director Saffea Senessie. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 22nd, 2015
The IRC is demonstrating how technology can help communities close the immunization coverage gap. CommCare is a mobile phone application that can be used by health workers to track who has received their vaccinations so that they can follow up with those who have been missed. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 20th, 2015
Despite bitter cold and choppy seas, refugees from Syria and other conflict-ridden countries continue to risk the perilous six-mile boat journey from Turkey to Greece—a devastating testament to their desperation. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15th, 2015
With the help of the IRC, a village in Ivory Coast has not seen a single case of cholera for more than a year after coming together to promote healthy practices that can prevent the spread of disease. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 5th, 2015
The IRC is shocked and appalled by the news that a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital was hit by a series of air strikes in Kunduz, Afghanistan. We support the calls of UNSG Ban Ki Moon and others for an independent investigation of this terrible incident. more »
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