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Posted by The IRC on August 7th, 2014
Begun immediately after birth, breastfeeding cuts in half the chance that babies will die during their most vulnerable period of life, the first 28 days. Yet still, breastfeeding is widely undervalued and poorly practiced. The IRC is working to educate communities about its benefits. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 22nd, 2014
In a statement released today, the IRC and five other aid groups urged the United Nations Security Council to make the protection of civilians a priority in Mali, where violent conflict continues to affect hundreds of thousands of people. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 14th, 2013
Since its founding in 1933, the IRC has responded to nearly every major global humanitarian crisis, including the conflict in Syria and Typhoon Haiyan. Here's a look at how we deliver rapid, lifesaving aid to people fleeing violent conflict or natural disaster. 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 Peter Biro on March 28th, 2013
The IRC is stepping up its support of children in the embattled Gao and Mopti regions of northern Mali, organizing programs for over 2,500 war-affected children in an area still recovering from a year of conflict and occupation by militants. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 4th, 2013
Do you tweet? Today we need as many people as we can to call on the U.N., the African Union, the European Union and ECOWAS to send human rights monitors to Mali to protect civilians at risk because of conflict and instability there. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 25th, 2013
The escalation of armed conflict in Mali is having grave consequences for civilians already suffering the effects of political instability, mass displacement and severe food shortages. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on December 28th, 2012
Two months ago, Jabadjie, a 16-month-old girl suffering from acute and severe malnutrition, was rushed to an IRC-supported clinic in Kati, a district in Mali. After a few weeks of intensive care and a feeding regimen of nutritionally fortified peanut paste and milk, Jabadjie showed signs of recovery. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 20th, 2012
As the United Nations Security Council considers a resolution to authorize an international military force in Mali, the IRC and nine other aid groups warn that any military response would have serious humanitarian consequences. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on October 16th, 2012
Mali is struggling to cope with a prolonged drought and food emergency that is affecting large areas of the Sahel region of West Africa. Today, World Food Day, the IRC's Peter Biro reports for on the worsening crisis. more »