IRC in the News
Wednesday is World Population Day, and the United Nations Population Fund says reproductive health is crucial for development. Dr. Dhammika Perera, senior technical advisor for global reproductive health programs at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), said his organization believes that givin
MALUALKON, South Sudan (Reuters) - The world's newest nation relies on oil to finance 98 percent of its budget. So when the government decided to shut off crude production in January after a dispute with a neighbor, South Sudan's foreign donors and aid groups were shocked.
South Sudan is marking its first year of independence with development at a virtual standstill and conflict, hunger and displacement distracting its government and international donors from tackling vast needs stemming from decades of war.
When the first fireworks shoot off at Cotton Bowl Stadium, Nanda Sunuwar points to the sky and breaks into a rare, full-fledged smile. He whispers something to his wife, who nods.
Dakar — In conflict-hit West African countries, husbands often pose a greater threat to women's lives than an armed assailant, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said in a recent report, but even in more stable countries, violence against women is hard to eradicate.
The uprising in Syria has become so violent that it recently forced the United Nations to suspend an observer mission. During some of the worst fighting, French surgeon Jacques Bérès snuck across the border into the country and performed dozens of surgeries on the wounded.
NTAMUGENGA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Squatting against a brick wall under the blazing afternoon sun, Esther slowly catches her breath. She walked just a few dozen yards from the doors of the health center, but she is already exhausted and deeply disoriented. Her triplets are fast asleep in her lap, unaware of the mayhem all around.