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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 »
Posted by The IRC on August 22nd, 2014
The IRC's Ropak Shaban shares the story of Fatima, 19, who went into labor at a mosque in Dohuk. She fled her home in Mosul after the city was attacked by militants. She was afraid the local government would send her back to her village if she went to a hospital or clinic. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19th, 2014
The Ebola outbreak devastating western Africa has presented daunting challenges to Liberia, Sierra Leone and surrounding countries, most of which have severely limited resources to fight the scourge. Since March, the IRC has been assisting Liberia’s ministry of health county health team in Lofa with its response to the crisis. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on August 16th, 2014
More than half a million Iraqis have fled the violence of Islamic State militants since early June, many of them heading for refugee camps in Syria. The IRC's Rachel Unkovic kept an audio diary of her experiences at the Newrooz refugee camp in northern Syria which has now between 10,000 to 12,000 people. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 12th, 2014
The IRC is working to strengthen the network of health care workers in Somalia to better protect survivors of sexual assault. Specially trained health staff is critical in a country where women and girls face challenging conditions due to the widespread violence, insecurity and displacement caused by two decades of conflict. more »