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Posted by The IRC on November 12th, 2013
Worldwide, pneumonia kills more children under the age of five than any other cause. Learn how two simple tools -- a timer and a string of beads -- are lifesavers in the hands of IRC-trained community health workers. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 24th, 2013
The IRC helps to ensure that children affected by persecution, conflict or natural disaster do not miss out on the benefits of a good education. Here are some highlights from our work in 2013. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 3rd, 2013
Congratulations to Margaret Barnard, winner of the Half the Sky / Students Rebuild Award for her tireless, inspiring work to protect and empower women and girls in her community in Sierra Leone. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 2nd, 2012
As part of Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, actress Eva Mendes visited the IRC-supported Girls With a Future program in Freetown, Sierra Leone. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 28th, 2012
The IRC is responding to a deadly outbreak of cholera in the West African nation of Sierra Leone that has claimed an estimated 200 lives to date, with millions more at risk. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 21st, 2012
The primary threat to women in West Africa is not war or armed gangs, it’s their husbands. The IRC has enlisted the help of 450 marketing students from around the world to raise awareness about domestic violence. more »
Posted by carrie welch on August 16th, 2012
Today nearly 450 of the brightest minds in advertising are expected to come together in Sweden at Hyper Island. They have four days to address a neglected humanitarian crisis: domestic violence in developing countries. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 2nd, 2012
"Half the Sky" authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn shine a spotlight on violence against women in a new video that features the IRC's Amie Kandeh. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 22nd, 2012
A teenage survivor of sexual assault who received counseling at an IRC center in Sierra Leone tells her story to The Irish Times ... plus other recent media coverage touching on the IRC's work around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 29th, 2012
Umaru Senessie was born into poverty in war-torn Sierra Leone, forced to work hard labor in the country’s diamond mines, but he was determined he would make a difference and help his village heal. He tells his story here. more »
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