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D.r. Congo

Posted by Tamara Leigh on March 27th, 2014
Tens of thousands of people have recently fled their homes due to armed violence in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Learn how a bustling market is helping to restore hope and opportunity to these familes. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 8th, 2014
"I want to teach because I want to help others realize their dreams," says Alliance, who hopes to become a professor of architecture. The IRC's Vision Not Victim Project put the 16-year-old in front of a college classroom to try on her future role. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 8th, 2014
"With a camera in hand, Yvette entered the scene. She was not miming a part, and remained completely herself, yet she was trying on her future." As we celebrate International Women's Day, learn how Vision Not Victim came to life. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 6th, 2014
Yvette, 13, dreams of becoming a photographer. She says, "I love showing people their image ... giving them a glimpse of how they appear, how others see them, how beautiful they may be." more »
Posted by Meredith Hutchison on March 5th, 2014
The IRC's Vision Not Victim Project enabled adolescent girls in Congo to envision a positive future for themselves, and by sharing their ambitions, create change in their lives and communities. Go behind the scenes. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 29th, 2014
Visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo for the first time since 2008, IRC president David Miliband shares his perspective: "This huge, haunting, beautiful, deeply complex country with extraordinarily vibrant people – and a very violent recent past – is one of the most testing places for humanitarian action." more »
Posted by The IRC on October 24th, 2013
The IRC helps to ensure that children affected by persecution, conflict or natural disaster do not miss out on the benefits of a good education. Here are some highlights from our work in 2013. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 26th, 2013
The IRC has released a special report on our emergency relief efforts around the world. The 24-page report includes stories on the IRC’s emergency response to the crisis in Syria and the Middle East, and in Mali, Somalia, Congo, South Sudan and elsewhere. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 5th, 2013
In the Huffington Post today, the IRC's Sharon Waxman examines a long-running conflict that involves many neighboring countries and is destabilizing the entire region. She writes not of Syria, but of Congo. more »
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Posted by Aisha Bain on August 2nd, 2013
"You are family if you take care of each other," says Justine, a counselor who helps women in war-torn eastern Congo heal their bodies and minds and spirits. She leads a community-based women’s organization supported by the IRC. more »