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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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Posted by The IRC on August 28th, 2014
The IRC is at Ebola’s frontline in Liberia, and Emmanuel Boyah, IRC's primary health manager, is leading the response to the deadly outbreak in Lofa County. He says “We are trying to fight for the survival of our people. Ebola is very dangerous, but we have to fight.” more »
Posted by The IRC on August 28th, 2014
As the school year starts, hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqi children will not be able to attend classes—a staggering 850,000 children in the Kurdistan region of Iraq alone. While the Kurdistan Regional Government has postponed the school year by a month, the crisis, initiated in June by militants of the Islamic State, has no end in sight. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on August 28th, 2014
Since a vicious sectarian conflict erupted in the Central African Republic a year ago, thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced. Despite warnings of even worse violence to come, the world has paid little attention. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 27th, 2014
Sulayman from Tel Azair village near Sinjar town, fled into the Sinjar mountain with his wife and eight children. His youngest is only 10 months. They spent a total of 8 days in the mountain before they were able to find their way to the Syrian border. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 27th, 2014
In South Sudan, close to 4 million people face starvation and 50,000 children are at risk of dying by the end of the year. In response, the International Rescue Committee is providing around-the-clock lifesaving nutritional support for children, emergency health care, clean water, sanitation services and other critical aid. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22nd, 2014
The IRC is responding to the influx of new arrivals in the Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda, where Dr. Catherine Ndekera, the IRC’s health coordinator, reports on the situation. more »

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