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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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Posted by Anna Kim on September 26th, 2015
Reproductive health services—including access to family planning—are especially vital in areas affected by crisis. Here's a look into an IRC-run health clinic in Tanzania providing critical services to Burundian refugees. more »
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Posted by David Miliband on September 23rd, 2015
IRC president David Miliband writes why it’s critical to battle malnutrition in fragile states and the changes world leaders need to make to keep millions of children healthy. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on August 18th, 2015
Since the start of the crisis in Syria, Jordan has taken in large numbers of refugees, with many residing in the most remote areas in the north. Meet the volunteers who work with the IRC to get critical aid to thousands of people. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 13th, 2015
Every year, 6.3 million children under five die unnecessarily—an overwhelming majority due to preventable conditions and treatable infectious diseases. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 12th, 2015
Meet three Syrian brothers: Mohamad, 17, Hussain, 13, and Hassan, 10, who suffer from a severe muscle disease that limits their mobility. The IRC is providing critical medication and therapy for the boys. more »
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