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Posted by The IRC on May 28th, 2015
In honor of Menstrual Hygiene Management Day (May 28), the IRC talked with women from the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflict areas where we work about the challenges of managing their periods while living as refugees. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 28th, 2015
On May 26, Sierra Leone marked a year since the deadly outbreak of Ebola in the country began, claiming close to 4,000 lives. Tremendous progress has been made as life slowly returns to some of the worst-hit places where the IRC continues its Ebola response. more »
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Posted by Emmanuel d'Harcourt on May 27th, 2015
Innovation, defined as “a new idea, method or device,” was coined as a word around the 15th century, but in the 21st it’s become all the rage. But things began to go wrong when we began to focus on the process of innovating itself, rather than the process of getting results. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 26th, 2015
As a bloody civil war in South Sudan keeps farmers from planting crops and aid from reaching people in need, as many as 4.6 million people will face severe food shortages in the next few months. Thousands of children could suffer acute malnutrition. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 26th, 2015
Exactly one year ago, the first cases of Ebola were reported in Sierra Leone. Laura Miller, with the IRC team there fighting the outbreak, reflects on how much has changed in the course of the year as the country battles the highly contagious virus. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 26th, 2015
Thousands of children are dying because they cannot reach health facilities and the life-saving treatment they need. This is a reflection of geographic barriers, weak health systems and lack of infrastructure. It also conveys profound humanitarian failure. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 21st, 2015
As violence and fear drive thousands of Burundians to Tanzania, IRC teams are working to meet the refugees' urgent needs. Some 50,000 people are stranded in a tiny Tanzanian fishing village hit by cholera and other diseases. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 9th, 2015
On May 9, the IRC celebrates Liberia's 42 days Ebola-free. The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March 2014. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 6th, 2015
Last week IRC aid workers were able to get lifesaving drugs and medical supplies through to the only hospital still operating in Aden, the port city in southern Yemen that has been bombarded for more than a month by air strikes on Houthi rebel targets. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 1st, 2015
Even before the current conflict in Yemen, half the country's population lacked clean water.The IRC repaired contaminated wells so that Yemenis in rural areas did not have to trek for hours in search of water that is safe to drink. more »
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