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Posted by The IRC on August 12th, 2014
The IRC is working to strengthen the network of health care workers in Somalia to better protect survivors of sexual assault. Specially trained health staff is critical in a country where women and girls face challenging conditions due to the widespread violence, insecurity and displacement caused by two decades of conflict. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on June 23rd, 2014
There are now 51.2 million refugees and displaced people across the world. Most are struggling to get by in crowded camps, dilapidated apartments and improvised shelters exposed to the elements. The IRC’s Peter Biro shares some of his photos of uprooted people. more »
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 The IRC on May 22nd, 2014
The IRC in Mogadishu, Somalia, has been responding to the health needs of thousands of people fleeing conflict in the south of the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 8th, 2014
In a report released on May 7, the IRC and 21 other humanitarian organizations urged the international community not to forget about Somalia as attention turns to other crises. A third of the population remains in need of aid following a devastating drought. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 26th, 2014
Since 2007, the IRC has been working with local communities to repair existing water sources and provide access to new ones in a remote town in arid central Somalia. Watch this short film to find out more about the IRC’s lifesaving work. 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 »
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 August 29th, 2013
A sense of relative calm and security has returned to Mogadishu after two decades of civil war and a deadly famine. But Somalis who flocked to the city in recent years to escape famine and violence face staggering hardships. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 7th, 2013
Iftin Ahmed Farah, 24, is a refugee from Mogadishu, Somalia, now living in Nairobi, Kenya. She shares her story in Hidden Lives: The Untold Story of Urban Refugees. more »

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