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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 February 19th, 2014
In northern Kenya, the IRC recently launched a major vaccination campaign for children living in the Kakuma refugee camp. Many of the camp residents are from South Sudan, with approximately 370 newcomers arriving daily. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on December 24th, 2013
Salon owner Susan Kayongo is one of more than 2,000 young women who are benefiting from an IRC program that helps teenagers escape the cycle of poverty by learning to operate their own businesses. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 18th, 2013
On a recent visit to Kenya, I met with refugees in a densely populated urban area in Nairobi and in the Dadaab refugee camp. Many told me they would like to return to Somalia one day, but only when it is peaceful and stable. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 7th, 2013
Iftin Ahmed Farah, 24, is a refugee from Mogadishu, Somalia, now living in Nairobi, Kenya. She shares her story in Hidden Lives: The Untold Story of Urban Refugees. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 27th, 2013
Five years ago, 1,300 people died in violence that erupted after contested presidential elections in Kenya. When Kenyans went back to the polls in March, the vote was for the most part peaceful. Learn how a radio drama played a major role. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on June 14th, 2013
I first met Abdallah Ibrahim Yare in Dadaab complex, home to 500,000 refugees, two years ago at the height of the famine in Somalia. He and his family, along with thousands of others, had trekked for days to Kenya in search of food and safety. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones-Mwangi on June 11th, 2013
The IRC in Kenya has been responding to a polio outbreak in the world’s largest refugee complex, Dadaab. The five camps in this sprawling complex house almost half a million refugees, mainly from Somalia. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 31st, 2013
David Miliband, former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, blogs in Huffington Post UK about his visit this week to International Rescue Committee programs in Kenya. Miliband will succeed George Rupp as the IRC’s president and CEO in September. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 25th, 2013
Today is World Malaria Day. Half the world’s population is at risk for malaria, an epidemic illness that claims one child every 45 seconds. But preventing it is simple: if families sleep under mosquito nets, instances of malaria are reduced by as much as 90 percent. more »