IRC in the News
More than 30 shelters collapsed in the Dar El Salam and Forika camps for the displaced in Gireida locality owing to heavy rainfall on Tuesday.
Nearly 100,000 refugees from countries in the grip of war, poverty and violence have fled to Greece in the past six months, according to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), which is raising concerns about the country's ability to cope.
Many refugees face dire conditions when they arrive, the IRC says, particularly at the Greek island of Lesbos, where they are housed at a makeshift camp with limited facilities.
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Two brave South Sudanese refugees are defying expectations and speaking frankly about their decision to use family planning. After surviving conflict and enduring a perilous journey to Uganda, they are unwilling to allow social pressure to interfere with their families or their futures, they said.
Dominic W. Rennie is the general administrator of Redemption Hospital, which treats around 1,000 people per week in New Kru Town, Monrovia, Liberia. As the Ebola outbreak swept through Monrovia, the hospital found itself on the front lines: 12 of the staff died. A year later, their colleagues wear rubber boots and work in clean wards, renovated by organizations including the African Union (AU) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
Thousands of people have been returning to their homes in the Central African Republic more than a year after fleeing a violent and complex political crisis, in many cases to neighbouring countries.
While security may have improved in some areas, resuming any semblance of a normal life is proving a major challenge for many returnees.
Every day Hamsah is slowly learning a little more English — and American humor — as he navigates his way through a new life in Phoenix away from the misery and strife he left behind in his homeland, Syria.
He is one of a small but growing number of Syrian refugees who have been resettled in the United States since the outbreak of civil war more than four years ago. The Syrian conflict has displaced more than 11 million, creating what the United Nations now says is the worst refugee crisis in a quarter century.
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