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Posted by The IRC on April 28th, 2015
The IRC shares the world's concern for those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal and is supporting the response by working through our partner, the Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR). more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 28th, 2015
Get updates from Burundi, where violent clashes erupted this past weekend following President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for re-election for a third term. Also, read how the IRC is working with our partner AAR, which is directly responding to the worst earthquake that Nepal has experienced in 80 years. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 11th, 2015
March 11 marks the fourth anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, leaving thousands dead and more than half a million homeless. more »
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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 December 5th, 2014
The IRC is preparing for Typhoon Hagupit, which is gaining strength as it bears down on islands in the Philippines still recovering from the destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan 13 months ago. Half a million people have evacuated their homes. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on December 4th, 2014
On Nov. 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, disrupting the lives of more than 14 million people. In this multimedia series, the IRC's Tyler Jump returns to the Philippines one year later to witness the tremendous progress that has been made in the communities the IRC helped rebuild. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on November 28th, 2014
Ruth Cachuela, Agdaliran’s village president, was devastated when Typhoon Haiyan destroyed 205 of her community’s 275 houses. While many of the homes higher up the slopes were still standing after the typhoon, most of those built along the bay were demolished by wind and waves. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on November 21st, 2014
After Typhoon Haiyan hit, the IRC and its local partner built safe learning environments for children aimed at learning, healing and processing the past. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on November 19th, 2014
One year ago, Typhoon Haiyan swept away almost all of the boats and fishing equipment Nicanor Fernandez and others in his village relied on for food and income. Learn how the IRC helped them rebuild their way of life. more »
Posted by Ruth Fertig on November 14th, 2014
When Typhoon Haiyan hit the small fishing village of Sua, Marilyn Belga and her family lost their homes and almost their lives. A year later, Marilyn shares her story. more »