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Posted by The IRC on December 17th, 2014
In Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of Nigerian refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency that has plagued the region. IRC country director Matias Meier shares updates and photos from our response. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 14th, 2014
Six months after the abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants raised the global rallying cry "bring back our girls," most of those kidnapped remain missing. Learn how the IRC is helping Nigerians fleeing violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 6th, 2014
The situation in Nigeria continues to worsen as new waves of violence wrack northern Adamawa and Borno states. More than 200,000 people have fled from their homes in the last month alone. more »
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Posted by on September 10th, 2014
Health workers on the front lines have borne the brunt of the crisis. More than 225 have contracted the virus and nearly 130 have died since the outbreak began in March. The IRC says health care workers are in dire need of personal protection equipment to fight the disease. more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on September 5th, 2014
More than 30,000 Nigerians have sought refuge in empty schools in northeastern Nigeria after fleeing new waves of violence in the past week. Since last week, 312 cases of diarrhea and 16 deaths have been reported. more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 10th, 2014
CNN interviewed IRC aid workers for its report today on the Boko Haram insurgency that is forcing thousands of refugees -- most of them women and girls -- to flee Nigeria to seek safety in neighboring Niger. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 29th, 2014
There is an increasing number of displaced people escaping the armed conflict in Nigeria. The International Rescue Committee is providing emergency health and nutritional support to 1,600 children under five and 225 pregnant and breastfeeding women in the northeastern Adamawa State of the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 9th, 2014
Fears over the risk of abduction have contributed to a sharp increase in women and girls fleeing northeastern Nigeria into Niger, where the IRC is responding to the crisis. more »
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Posted by Heidi Lehmann on May 7th, 2014
The #BringBackOurGirls hashtag on Twitter has focused attention on the girls in Nigeria, their families are gaining traction and other countries are offering support. Heidi Lehmann's question is: Will this galvanize action to address the systemic injustice girls face in accessing education? more »
Posted by The IRC on April 4th, 2014
Over the past six weeks more than 12,000 people have fled to neighboring Niger after escaping continuing violence in northeastern Nigeria. The refugees have crossed the border into Diffa, a remote region in the far east of Niger. more »