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Posted by The IRC on December 23rd, 2015
Since November, hundreds of people including children have been infected with cholera, a highly contagious disease. With the onset of the rainy season, the IRC is concerned the epidemic could continue to spread, making already poor living conditions even worse. more »
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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 3rd, 2015
Reuben Nyaora was part of an IRC ambulance team that rushed from the Dadaab refugee camp to Garissa University College on April 2 when they heard that gunmen had attacked the campus, 50 miles away. Read Nyaora's gripping account from the scene. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 2nd, 2015
The IRC is providing immediate medical care for those who have been injured in the horrific attack on students at Garissa University College in Kenya. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 20th, 2015
A new IRC study inquires into the causes of—and solutions to—violence against women and girls more »
Posted by The IRC on October 10th, 2014
Today the IRC in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya will mark Mental Health Week, an opportunity to openly discuss mental health and raise awareness. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones on June 17th, 2014
Read Halima's story part of the global campaign, “1Family torn apart is too many,” in conjunction with 2014 World Refugee Day. “1Family torn apart is too many” is a call to action to help refugee families stay united and have the opportunity to live in peace and dignity. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on June 15th, 2014
Andrew Kusimba, father of two and community leader in Kenya, recently took part in a groundbreaking workshop that aims to engage “champion” men who will raise awareness about violence against women and girls. more »
Posted by Lizzy Ongoro on May 7th, 2014
The IRC's Lizzy Ongoro writes about the plight of a South Sudanese family taking refuge in Kenya a second time as the ongoing political stalemate in their country burst into violent conflict between the warring factions more »
Posted by Emmanuel d'Harcourt on April 1st, 2014
Innovation is a widely used buzzword in international development, but the problem is that all this talk about innovation may be distracting us from what really matters. more »