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Posted by The IRC on December 22nd, 2014
For the first time since World War II, humanitarian organizations like the IRC are responding to four simultaneous emergencies. Here’s a look at some of this year’s worst humanitarian crises, by the numbers. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 15th, 2014
One year after fighting broke out in South Sudan, almost 1.5 million people have been displaced inside the new nation. Another half million have fled to neighboring Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, and Ethiopia. The IRC's Joshua Eckley writes from Juba. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 15th, 2014
Since December, when a political rivalry erupted into ethnic violence, some 2 million people in South Sudan 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 Peter Biro on November 26th, 2014
The IRC's Peter Biro shares powerful photos from Bentiu camp, where 50,000 people displaced by the ongoing fighting in South Sudan have been forced to take refuge amid swamps, sewage and human waste. more »
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Posted by Peter Biro on November 26th, 2014
Bentiu camp is a miserable settlement of makeshift huts and tents sitting in a mosquito-infested swamp in Unity State in the north of the country. Almost 50,000 people displaced by fighting in the region have taken refuge here. 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 »

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