International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on March 4th, 2014
As the crisis in South Sudan escalates, the IRC continues to ramp up our emergency response throughout eastern Africa. Read updates from inside South Sudan and from refugee camps in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. more »
Posted by Jerotich Seii Houlding on January 23rd, 2013
When she learned last month that all refugees in Kenya’s cities were being ordered to relocate to camps, Mariam met the news with disbelief. She'd struggled to make a new home in Nairobi for her orphaned grandchildren. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on August 23rd, 2012
Around the world, many people living with asthma have difficulty taking their medication using inhalers. An IRC pharmacist in a Kenyan refugee camp has come up with an inexpensive and eco-friendly solution. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on April 21st, 2012
They’re officially named “block health committees,” but to IRC grants intern Jane Yang they’re the Kakuma refugee camp clean-up brigade, teams of neighborhood volunteers on a mission to ensure safe and sanitary conditions within the camp. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on April 20th, 2012
As Earth Day approaches, a look at how the IRC is working with a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering refugees and improving the quality of their lives and their environment. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on April 19th, 2012
As Earth Day approaches we’re taking a look at some of the environmental concerns that arise in humanitarian crises; among them, how to address a growing litter problem in a massive refugee camp. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on January 6th, 2012
“I stepped on a land mine,” 36-year-old John Ngarben told me matter-of-factly. It was June 3, 1993, and he had been hunting in the Sudanese bush for food. Today John is working with the IRC in Kakuma camp in Kenya, helping other refugees living with disabilities. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on January 4th, 2012
Dario Waodiond lost the use of both his legs to polio at age 3. Today, he gets around via a hand-powered tricycle provided by the IRC and works as a medical assistant at an IRC hospital. more »
Posted by Joanne Offer on February 2nd, 2010
Education is a key component of the IRC’s health programs. So staff recently gave a talk in Kakuma refugee camp on the medical complications surrounding pregnancy in young girls and female circumcision. One of the audience members – Somali refugee Kaho Ahmed Gesso – found the talk very welcome. more »