The International Rescue Committee is scaling up health and nutrition programs in Chad and dispatching emergency experts to Mali as millions of people in these countries and across the drought-ravaged Sahel region face a growing humanitarian disaster.
IRC-supported women's organizations in Congo are using community theater to raise awareness about pressing issues like domestic violence. Women at an International Women's Day Celebration in Bunagana, North Kivu Province act the roles of a model family, where everyone gets along nicely.
IRC president George Rupp (back row, left) and other members of the IRC Commission on Domestic Violence meet with representatives of SOAP, or Servants Of All Prayer in Monrovia, Liberia. SOAP is an IRC partner focused on engaging spiritual leaders from throughout Liberia in ending violence against women.