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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 »
Posted by The IRC on May 21st, 2014
In a statement released today, the IRC and nine other aid organizations welcomed the outcomes of this week's Oslo donor conference on the South Sudan crisis, emphasizing the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 19th, 2014
On the eve of a donor conference on South Sudan, the IRC released a statement calling on the international community to be generous in its response to the extreme humanitarian crisis currently faced by the South Sudanese people. more »
Posted by giselle benatar on May 14th, 2014
The IRC is calling on the UN Mission to renew its mandate in South Sudan and to prioritize protection of civilians. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 12th, 2014
In just under five months since fighting erupted, the situation in South Sudan has deteriorated severely, causing 1.3 million people to flee from their homes. The IRC and other aid groups today set out seven steps to providing urgently needed relief. more »
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