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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 25th, 2015
In Nigeria and Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of people fleeing a violent insurgency that has plagued the region. IRC country director Matias Meier is tweeting updates and photos from the Niger response. 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 Kulsoom Rizvi on January 15th, 2015
The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria worsened as new waves of violence hit the town of Baga and surrounding villages in the northeastern state of Borno last week. more »
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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 »
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 »
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 »