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Posted by The IRC on July 29th, 2015
With as many as 1,000 refugees continuing to arrive each day on the Greek island of Lesbos, the lack of basic assistance such as food, water and healthcare is a serious concern, says the IRC. Many of them have fled Syria's civil war. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on July 28th, 2015
The IRC is delivering clean water and working to improve living conditions for hundreds of refugees crowded into the Kara Tepe camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. more »
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Posted by The IRC on July 28th, 2015
Read our latest story on Medium about the three most devastating diseases among children under the age of five. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 10th, 2015
More than 3,000 people have been killed in the recent fighting in Yemen and a million have fled their homes—the newly displaced joining hundreds of thousands of people uprooted by previous waves of conflict. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 9th, 2015
Since a political rivalry in South Sudan erupted into a civil war, thousands have been killed, and more than two million uprooted from their homes. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 2nd, 2015
News this week that Ebola has resurfaced in Liberia is a stark reminder of the ongoing threats facing the country, the IRC said in a statement today. These new cases must also serve as a wake-up call to the chronic issues with health systems that remain unaddressed. more »
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Posted by Tyler Jump on June 26th, 2015
The IRC is ramping up its response in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo where thousands of Burundian refugees have sought shelter from political unrest. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on June 5th, 2015
After the only free general hospital in Liberia’s bustling capital—once the heart of the country’s Ebola outbreak—was forced to shut its doors, the IRC worked with the hospital staff to reopen with the resources and procedures needed for proper infection prevention and control, rigorous Ebola response training for staff, and much needed renovations of its pediatric and emergency wards. more »
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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on June 2nd, 2015
The IRC’s prevention efforts in the town of Kigoma in western Tanzania has significantly helped curb the spread of cholera and other diseases among locals and Burundian refugees fleeing from political unrest in their country. more »
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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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