IRC in the News
Amid the hustle and bustle of Nairobi’s traffic-choked neighbourhoods, the rumble of the country’s tanks rolling into Somalia hundreds of miles away may only be a faint echo.
Between 2007 and 2010, Sir John Holmes - then UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs - visited Southern Sudan three times as it struggled towards independence amid problems of conflict, lack of capacity and food insecurity.
On January 23, DC Comics announced a new campaign to support humanitarian work in the Horn of Africa, where a confluence of drought, famine, and Islamist militia rule have led some 13 million people to starvation.
As the months of drought and famine drag on in the impoverished Horn of Africa, some heroes are coming to the rescue: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, along with the rest of DC Comics’ The Justice League, are the new face of a joint campaign called “We Can Be Heroes”.