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Posted by The IRC on November 21st, 2014
Since December, when a political rivalry erupted into ethnic violence, thousands of people have been killed and nearly 2 million have been forced to flee their homes. Follow our South Sudan crisis Storify feature for updates and images from IRC aid workers and others. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones on November 12th, 2014
The only way the IRC can reach refugees in eastern Ethiopia during the rainy season is by boat or helicopter. “As of mid-August, the main road is cut off because of the heavy rain and river overflow,“ explains the IRC's Gulima Mesfin. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 11th, 2014
In this video, we take a look back at the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the world’s newest country, South Sudan. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 10th, 2014
The IRC and its aid workers have witnessed firsthand the suffering caused by the crisis in South Sudan. A new IRC report provides on-the-ground evidence and urgent recommendations to help save lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 5th, 2014
South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul has teamed up with the IRC to raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 4th, 2014
The IRC has set up a field office in the remote region of Nyal in South Sudan to reach 40,000 displaced people. The IRC‘s Daniel Nyabenda writes about the challenges he faced working in Nyal. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 3rd, 2014
Amid fighting last week in Bentiu, South Sudan, two International Rescue Committee midwives working in a health clinic at the United Nations base stayed behind to care for two women in labor. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 10th, 2014
To mark the Day of the Girl, adolescent girls in South Sudan share how IRC centers give them safety, hope and an opportunity to build better futures in a country caught up in violent conflict. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on October 9th, 2014
An early October heavy rain caused widespread flooding and affected 40,000 displaced South Sudanese seeking shelter at U.N. bases for the protection of civilians in Bentiu, South Sudan. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 3rd, 2014
In 1987, civil war drove some 20,000 young boys from their families and villages in southern Sudan. They walked more than a thousand miles, half of them dying before reaching a refugee camp in Kenya. The survivors of this tragic exodus became known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. Learn the story behind the movie "The Good Lie." more »