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Posted by The IRC on August 27th, 2014
In South Sudan, close to 4 million people face starvation and 50,000 children are at risk of dying by the end of the year. In response, the International Rescue Committee is providing around-the-clock lifesaving nutritional support for children, emergency health care, clean water, sanitation services and other critical aid. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22nd, 2014
The IRC is responding to the influx of new arrivals in the Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda, where Dr. Catherine Ndekera, the IRC’s health coordinator, reports on the situation. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 6th, 2014
The anatomy of famine: An infographic illustrating how fighting, paired with adverse weather, have left many communities bracing for famine in South Sudan. Seven million people are at risk of starvation, the United Nations warns. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 5th, 2014
The upsurge of violence in South Sudan has displaced 1.5 million people, according to the United Nations. 50,000 children could face death in the next few months, with 7 million people at risk of starvation. The IRC is actively working to reach the most vulnerable in order to prevent the worst. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 8th, 2014
On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, humanitarian aid groups raise the alarm that a funding shortfall is imminent and unless new appeals are met the country faces famine and disaster. more »
Posted by Emily Sernaker on July 3rd, 2014
Rachel describes her time in Sudan, as a child and as an adult, in terms of fear and foreboding. In 1994, Rachel’s immediate family was granted refugee status in the United States. 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 The IRC on June 16th, 2014
Sunday marked six months since the start of the conflict in South Sudan. The IRC continues to respond. Get updates from IRC aid workers and others in our South Sudan Storify feature. more »
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Posted by The IRC on June 13th, 2014
David Miliband spent last weekend traveling in South Sudan to meet with uprooted families being assisted by the IRC and with members of the IRC staff who are carrying out these critical aid programs. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 23rd, 2014
Half the population of South Sudan – 4.9 million – needs humanitarian assistance as a result of five months of fighting. "This crisis is man-made," says IRC vice president Sharon Waxman, "and the parties to the conflict bear ultimate responsibility for its impact on civilians and for its resolution." more »

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