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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 »
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 Lizzy Ongoro 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 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 »