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Posted by The IRC on December 31st, 2015
As the refugee crisis in Europe continues to dominate news headlines, there are many countries left to struggle with conflict and natural disaster largely out of sight—and largely on their own. Here are 20 humanitarian crises you may have missed that drove mass displacement this year. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 23rd, 2015
The IRC is providing emergency assistance to more than half of the 14,000 people who fled the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak after it was attacked by militants last week. Many were fleeing for a second time. more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 23rd, 2015
Last weekend, IRC president David Miliband met with some of the 150,000 refugees from northeastern Nigeria who have fled to neighboring Niger to escape attacks by Boko Haram militants.  more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 19th, 2015
In Nigeria and Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of people fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency that has plagued the region. Get updates from Niger country director Matias Meier and other IRC aid workers. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 5th, 2015
An IRC education expert talks with children in Nigeria who fled Boko Haram violence about their determination to go back to school. The IRC has been working with teachers and families to create safe classrooms for them. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 21st, 2015
After witnessing the death of fifteen relatives and neighbors, Gloria Ibrahim fled with her three small children to the city of Yola where an estimated 400,000 people have sought safety from a violent insurgency in Nigeria's northeast. "They surround the village and kill my husband and his younger brother in the same room and kill our relatives and neighbor," she says. 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 Peter Biro on April 14th, 2015
After her husband was killed by Boko Haram last year, Gloria Ibrahim fled to Yola, Nigeria where she and her three small children now live with her father-in-law. She is one of the lucky ones to escape the violence erupting in the country. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 20th, 2015
Already struggling to provide clean water to their own people, villages in Niger are now hosting Nigerian refugees. The IRC is building wells to ensure that everyone has enough to drink. more »
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Posted by The IRC 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 »