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Posted by The IRC on November 17th, 2014
The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 11th, 2014
In this video, we take a look back at the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the world’s newest country, South Sudan. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 10th, 2014
The IRC's Peter Biro recently sat down with Mamadee Bayour--one of the few people in his Liberian village who contracted Ebola and survived. "If we take care, we will win this battle," Mamadee told him. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 3rd, 2014
Amid fighting last week in Bentiu, South Sudan, two International Rescue Committee midwives working in a health clinic at the United Nations base stayed behind to care for two women in labor. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 30th, 2014
The IRC’s Alicia Fitzpatrick reports from King Tom Cemetery in Freetown, currently one of the two sites of all burials in the capital of Sierra Leone. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 27th, 2014
Emmanuel Boyah is the IRC's primary health manager in Liberia. On a daily basis he confronts the harsh reality of the Ebola outbreak in hard-hit Lofa County. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 24th, 2014
In his audio diary, IRC health worker Tamba Sam talks about the IRC’s prevention work in Kenema, Sierra Leone and how its the local community leaders who have the influence to put a stop to the disease. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 23rd, 2014
Intelligence, not panic, will win the fight against Ebola says the IRC's Dr. Emmanuel d'Harcourt. Even as a new case is confirmed in the U.S., it is important to remember that Ebola in New York is not the same as Ebola in West Africa. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 16th, 2014
On a recent sunny day at the Shimelba refugee camp, home to some 6,000 displaced Eritreans in northwest Ethiopia, more than 250 children gathered to watch their peers act out plays, recite poems and sing songs. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15th, 2014
October 15 is Global Handwashing Day. Kids at an IRC "child-friendly space" in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, demonstrate how to wash your hands thoroughly in six steps -- with a catchy song. more »
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