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Posted by The IRC on May 9th, 2015
On May 9, the IRC celebrates Liberia's 42 days Ebola-free. The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March 2014. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 28th, 2015
The platform, Service Info, will allow more than one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon to find services — ranging from medical care to financial services — online or over the phone. more »
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Posted by Peter Biro on April 15th, 2015
The violence in Nigeria has triggered a humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and neighboring countries. Some 400,000 people have sought refuge in Yola, a poor, dusty city in Nigeria’s Adamawa state. Here, the IRC is leading the humanitarian response, providing water, food and emergency shelters for tens of thousands of desperate people. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 25th, 2015
As part of the Talks@GS speaker series, IRC president David Miliband recently discussed the Ebola and Syria crises, and the IRC’s mission to provide relief and development operations in more than 40 countries around the world. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on February 12th, 2015
The IRC estimates 7,000 people have so far fled to the city of Zinder from the towns of Diffa and Bosso following attacks over the past week by extremists from neighboring Nigeria. 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 Kulsoom Rizvi 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 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 »