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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 »
Posted by The IRC on July 22nd, 2013
July 20, 2013 marked the two-year anniversary of the UN declaration of famine in Somalia. Cut off from aid by ongoing violence, some 1.5 million people were forced to leave their homes in search of food and safety. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 14th, 2013
In January, we introduced you to Hassan Omar Ibrahim, a Somali who was forced to flee his home due to the famine and was living at Carafat camp, in Galkayo, Somalia. This is the next chapter in his story. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 7th, 2013
Mohammed Musa suffers from tuberculosis and lives in an abandoned government ministry building in Mogadishu, Somalia. "We have almost no food and medicine," he told the IRC's Peter Biro. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 22nd, 2013
Watch the stories of Fozia Ahmed Karshe and Hawa Ali Ibrahim; they are linchpins of their community, teaching people how to keep their water clean, and managing the water points within the displaced persons camp they live in. more »
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Posted by The IRC on February 6th, 2013
A year ago, the IRC and DC Entertainment joined forces to combat the effects of a devastating drought in East Africa through the We Can Be Heroes campaign. Thanks to your support, the campaign has had a wide-ranging impact. more »

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