IRC in the News
Education is the foundation of lifelong prosperity, good health, nutrition, security, peace and tolerance between nations. This week, education leaders from around the world are meeting in Incheon, South Korea for the World Education Forum, where they will discuss a broad education agenda and propose goals for the next 15 years.
The number of new Ebola cases has quadrupled over the last week in Guinea and Sierra Leone, with a total of 35 infections reported after weeks of reports of the virus' decline and a sense that it may finally be close to burning itself out, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Cholera and severe diarrhea have broken out among tens of thousands of refugees from Burundi who are jammed into a village in Tanzania on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, with the Burundians overwhelming the health infrastructure and sanitation facilities, aid agencies said Tuesday.
This weekend, the Dallas Museum of Art and Oral Fixation will host an evening of personal story telling from immigrants who have made North Texas theirhome, as part of the Soluna International Music & Arts Festival.
The charity World Vision began evacuating international staff from Burundi on Friday following a failed bid by generals to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Up to 50,000 Burundian refugees are stranded in an overcrowded lakeside village on the border with Tanzania, amid mounting tension with local people and fear of disease, the United Nations said on Thursday.
My blood went cold when I read the email. The IRC’s emergency director was writing to ask me if I would consider being deployed to Sierra Leone for the Ebola response. I thought about it a lot, and I talked to my wife, Jolly, who is my best friend. She started crying. She said, “I knew it would be in West Africa.”