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Posted by The IRC on October 11th, 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 »
Posted by The IRC on September 24th, 2014
Although famine has been averted in South Sudan, the IRC expresses concern with how the world’s newest country will cope in 2015. more »
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 »