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Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on March 5th, 2014
Samuel Malwony, 19, who attends high school in Uganda, had just returned home to South Sudan for Christmas break when fighting broke out. Unable to find his father, he sought shelter in a United Nations compound. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 10th, 2014
The IRC has launched an emergency response to the crisis in South Sudan, which has been pushed to the brink of civil war since fighting between government and rebel factions erupted three weeks ago. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 24th, 2013
Photo Share from the United Nations: On this day in 1948, the UN charter entered into force: Happy Birthday UN. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on June 7th, 2013
At $5.2 billion, the total figure for Syria aid is staggering. It’s more than three times the size of the appeal for Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, and more than four times the size of the 2004 South Asian tsunami appeal. Of the $5 billion? $2.98 billion is earmarked for Syrian refugees, while $1.4 billion is to pay for in-country aid work. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 4th, 2013
Do you tweet? Today we need as many people as we can to call on the U.N., the African Union, the European Union and ECOWAS to send human rights monitors to Mali to protect civilians at risk because of conflict and instability there. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 20th, 2012
As the United Nations Security Council considers a resolution to authorize an international military force in Mali, the IRC and nine other aid groups warn that any military response would have serious humanitarian consequences. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 19th, 2012
The United Nations predicts that the number of refugees fleeing the steadily worsening conflict in Syria will more than double in the next six months. Here’s a look at the crisis in figures. more »
Posted by Ned Colt on September 27th, 2012
Yesterday was the deadliest day in Syria since the conflict began 18 months ago. With the surge in fighting forcing as many as 3,000 Syrians to flee their country each day, the UN has doubled its appeal for refugee aid. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 14th, 2012
International star Beyoncé, the UN and aid organizations are working together to shine a spotlight on humanitarian work and encourage people around the world to get involved by doing something good for others. more »
Posted by Elisabeth Roesch on March 8th, 2011
Margot Wallström’s open style, hands-on attitude and good sense of humor are refreshing for one of the most powerful women in the UN. Not to mention, critically important tools for someone whose job is to confront one of the toughest and most important challenges of our time: rape in conflict. more »