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Posted by The IRC on March 22nd, 2015
In 2014 alone, the IRC reached 3.3 million people whose lives have been affected by conflict with access to clean drinking water and sanitation services. more »
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 June 12th, 2014
IRC engineers consult with local communities to locate latrine and bathing facilities in areas where women and girls will feel safe using them, and then build them to ensure privacy. Steps like these go a long way in preventing sexual assault and harassment. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 8th, 2014
In a report released on May 7, the IRC and 21 other humanitarian organizations urged the international community not to forget about Somalia as attention turns to other crises. A third of the population remains in need of aid following a devastating drought. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 29th, 2014
14.7 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian aid, hundreds of thousands of them driven from their homes by violence. "These figures are terrifying," says IRC president David Miliband. "Yet Yemen is a forgotten crisis." more »
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 on March 21st, 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 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 »