The “Kony 2012” video campaign against Joseph Kony, the leader of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army, was met with fiery reactions across the board after it exploded across social media platforms Wednesday.
Last year, the IRC organized three fairs in Congo’s South Kivu Province, which continues to be marred by insecurity and large population displacements. More than 5,000 families—some who were forced from home by violence, others who have been sharing their homes with the uprooted—exchanged IRC vouchers for basic items they need to rebuild their lives. The fairs, sponsored by UNICEF, also gave local merchants business, providing an important economic boost to the region.
A chili farmer in Zimbabwe surveys his fields. With the International Rescue Committee's help, he and other small farmers now have more opportunities to sell what they grow and are better able to provide for their families and expand their businesses.