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Posted by The IRC on March 26th, 2014
Since 2007, the IRC has been working with local communities to repair existing water sources and provide access to new ones in a remote town in arid central Somalia. Watch this short film to find out more about the IRC’s lifesaving work. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on March 22nd, 2014
Ever since water came within reach of several thousand people in Waji, a village in eastern Ethiopia, their lives have changed for the better. The women, in particular, are excited about the difference it is making. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on March 4th, 2014
As the crisis in South Sudan escalates, the IRC continues to ramp up our emergency response throughout eastern Africa. Read updates from inside South Sudan and from refugee camps in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 29th, 2013
IRC president and CEO David Miliband pays tribute to the memory of five IRC aid workers killed earlier this year in Afghanistan. All five had been trained in engineering or construction and had joined the IRC in 2012. "Their work and ideals speak to the deepest aspirations of the IRC and of the Afghan people," Miliband says. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on December 17th, 2013
The IRC is providing food, water and other urgently needed support to tens of thousands of people forced from home by recent violence around Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). “The needs here are enormous,” says IRC country director in CAR, Sarah Terlouw. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 5th, 2013
The IRC is providing emergency supplies, water, sanitation, health care and other assistance to thousands of Ethiopian migrant workers and their families who have been deported from Saudi Arabia in the past month. more »
Posted by Bob Kitchen on November 19th, 2013
In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the IRC is focusing on urgent water, sanitation, hygiene and health needs in the Philippines -- along with programs that will put some money back into people’s pockets and help to revitalize the local economy. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 12th, 2013
The situation in the Philippines is becoming increasingly desperate in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, with food and water supplies running low. The IRC's first priorities: providing clean water, safe sanitation, and health care. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 11th, 2013
The devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan is a humanitarian catastrophe. The IRC is on the ground in the Philippines mobilizing an emergency response that will initially focus on clean water, health care and other urgent needs. more »
Posted by Dominique Tuohy on November 1st, 2013
Bibi Lamond, the IRC’s senior environmental health coordinator, talks about the measures the IRC is taking to quell a dangerous outbreak of polio in Syria. more »

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