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Posted by The IRC on January 15th, 2015
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 January 12th, 2015
On Jan. 12, 2010 a powerful earthquake devastated Haiti, leaving 2.3 million homeless without clean water or food. Take a look back at the IRC's emergency response and recovery programs. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 7th, 2015
The IRC and its local partner organizations will have reached some 90,000 families in Syria, Northern Iraq, Jordan and Turkey—including some 350,000 Syrians displaced inside their country. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 30th, 2014
Here is a recap of the most-viewed stories on Rescue.org in 2014, shared by International Rescue Committee aid workers around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 29th, 2014
In 2014 the IRC and our local partner organizations restored hope and opportunity for millions of people whose lives have been torn apart by war and conflict. Here's a look at some of our achievements this year. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 22nd, 2014
For the first time since World War II, humanitarian organizations like the IRC are responding to four simultaneous emergencies. Here’s a look at some of this year’s worst humanitarian crises, by the numbers. more »
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 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 »

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