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Posted by The IRC on October 14th, 2014
The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 9th, 2014
IRC president David Miliband is visiting the West Africa region today to meet with IRC staff and community leaders and to encourage aid agencies to embrace effective community-partnership approach to stop the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 3rd, 2014
For the IRC staff in Sierra Leone, the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 3,000 people, is personal, affecting their friends, their neighbors, and their families. more »
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Posted by Anna Kim on September 30th, 2014
In the fight against the deadliest outbreak of Ebola the world has ever seen, tracking the disease is vital to stopping it. This is how it works. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 23rd, 2014
IRC epidemiologist Ruwan Ratnayake talks about the IRC's emergency response to the Ebola outbreak. more »
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Posted by on September 10th, 2014
Health workers on the front lines have borne the brunt of the crisis. More than 225 have contracted the virus and nearly 130 have died since the outbreak began in March. The IRC says health care workers are in dire need of personal protection equipment to fight the disease. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 11th, 2014
The IRC’s country director in Liberia, Aitor Sanchez Lacomba, speaks with Radio France Internationale on our Ebola response. Since the outbreak, the IRC has supported local health workers, ministries of health and community leaders in controling the spread of the disease more »
Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on August 1st, 2014
As an Ebola outbreak surges through West Africa, IRC staff and community health workers in Sierra Leone and Liberia are actively working to educate communities on how to stop the spread of the virus. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 16th, 2014
As an Ebola outbreak grips West Africa, IRC staff and community health workers have been able to reach 160,000 people in over 800 villages in eastern Sierra Leone with information on how to stop the spread of the deadly virus. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 12th, 2014
IRC engineers consult with local communities to locate latrine and bathing facilities in areas where women and girls will feel safe using them, and then build them to ensure privacy. Steps like these go a long way in preventing sexual assault and harassment. more »

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