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Posted by Ciarán Donnelly on March 24th, 2014
The pre-Christmas issue of The Economist included an article nominating a ‘country of the year’ for 2013. Surely a surprise to many, among the countries which received honourable mentions was South Sudan, specifically for its impressive GDP growth last year. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 9th, 2013
Today is Human Rights Day. Providing refugees with accurate information about their rights and support services in South Sudan’s Yida settlement, the IRC’s Sima Barnaba Arne empowers her peers to make informed decisions about their lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 11th, 2013
Judu Juma is one of Yida refugee camp's newest residents. Just days old, he was one of 57 babies delivered at an IRC Wellness Center last week. The center's staff care for woman and girls who fled fighting in neighboring Sudan. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 7th, 2013
The IRC's New Roots program connects refugees in the United States with the land, tools and training they need to grow healthy, fresh food for their families and communities. Meet Siddiq Ismail from Darfur and some of the other New Roots farmers in Salt Lake City. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 26th, 2013
The influx of tens of thousands of uprooted people from Darfur is putting stress on a region of Chad where water is already scarce, says IRC country director Felix Leger. Chad is struggling to recover from a decade of recurring crises. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on June 12th, 2013
Approximately 50,000 people have fled renewed violence in Darfur, Sudan since January, according to U.N. estimates, many crossing the border into eastern Chad. The IRC is working to meet their desperate need for clean water. more »
Posted by Terah Edun on May 12th, 2013
“We’re on track to deliver more than 50 babies this week,” says Judith, head midwife for the IRC's women's health center at the Yida refugee settlement in South Sudan. “The average is 35 babies per week, but recently we delivered 21 babies in one night." more »
Posted by Terah Edun on February 19th, 2013
Teacher Gizma Abdelnebi arrived in South Sudan's capital, Juba, one year ago after fleeing conflict in Sudan. A new IRC information and counseling center in the city is providing support for "urban refugees" like Gizma and her family. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 24th, 2012
Why buy gifts for people who already have plenty when there are so many who do not?” That was the question circling the Thanksgiving table this year as my family began to talk about what to do for Christmas. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 3rd, 2012
A former child soldier in South Sudan, Ador Riak Nyiel attended school for the first time in a refugee camp, eventually becoming a special needs teacher. Today he's enrolled in a pioneering IRC/University of Nairobi Master's degree program that aims to improve education for refugees. more »

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