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Posted by Tyler Jump on May 11th, 2016
After the IRC rehabilitated a water point closer to her home, 25-year-old Sheyte Amdu was able to stay in her village—otherwise, she would have been forced to flee. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on April 19th, 2016
Ethiopia is grappling with its worst drought in fifty years which has affected more than 10 million people. more »
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Posted by Tyler Jump on March 22nd, 2016
Ethiopia is suffering from its worst drought in 50 years, affecting more than 10 million people. Here’s how the IRC is providing relief to people in need. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 31st, 2015
As the refugee crisis in Europe continues to dominate news headlines, there are many countries left to struggle with conflict and natural disaster largely out of sight—and largely on their own. Here are 20 humanitarian crises you may have missed that drove mass displacement this year. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 23rd, 2015
On the eve of President Obama's trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, the IRC is hoping he'll use the opportunity to meet refugees who have fled ongoing conflicts in neighboring countries, listen to their stories, and urge immediate action to end the violence. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 28th, 2015
Nyabel Both lives in a remote village in Ethiopia where common childhood diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and diarrhea are a constant threat. By learning the importance of immunization through community health workers trained by the IRC, she fully immunized her one-year-old son. Here's her story. more »
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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on February 13th, 2015
Struggling with the legacy of life as a refugee from war, 24-year-old Sudanese David "Deng" Duot, found solace in fashion. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on November 12th, 2014
The only way the IRC can reach refugees in eastern Ethiopia during the rainy season is by boat or helicopter. “As of mid-August, the main road is cut off because of the heavy rain and river overflow,“ explains the IRC's Gulima Mesfin. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 5th, 2014
South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul has teamed up with the IRC to raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 17th, 2014
On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we share a story about Mekonnen Tareka, a Eritrean refugee aspiring to become a business owner. more »
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