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Posted by The IRC on December 15th, 2014
One year after fighting broke out in South Sudan, almost 1.5 million people have been displaced inside the new nation. Another half million have fled to neighboring Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, and Ethiopia. The IRC's Joshua Eckley writes from Juba. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 8th, 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 December 3rd, 2014
When you make a tax-deductible gift to the International Rescue Committee in 2014, you are contributing to one of the best-rated charities that you can support. For more than 80 years, the IRC has been providing effective — and efficient — humanitarian aid to millions of families caught in crisis around the world. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on November 12th, 2014
The only way the IRC can reach refugees in eastern Ethiopia during the rainy season is by boat or helicopter. “As of mid-August, the main road is cut off because of the heavy rain and river overflow,“ explains the IRC's Gulima Mesfin. 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 11th, 2014
The IRC hosted our annual Freedom Award Dinner in New York. The benefit event honored the contributions of aid workers, featured Sting as a surprise guest and raised a record-breaking $4.5 million to support our lifesaving work. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 6th, 2014
When the road ahead is uncertain and everything has changed, the IRC is there. In this video, Sir Patrick Stewart shares how the IRC helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their futures. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 4th, 2014
The IRC has set up a field office in the remote region of Nyal in South Sudan to reach 40,000 displaced people. The IRC‘s Daniel Nyabenda writes about the challenges he faced working in Nyal. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 9th, 2014
Five people are infected with Ebola every hour. The IRC has been working with communities to combat the spread of the deadly virus from the beginning of the crisis. Learn how we are saving lives. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 9th, 2014
IRC president David Miliband is visiting the West Africa region today to meet with IRC staff and community leaders and to encourage aid agencies to embrace effective community-partnership approach to stop the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus. more »

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