IRC in the News
In the late 2000s, the International Rescue Committee's Phoenix chapter was seeing increased numbers of refugee families from around the world with babies on the way. Many of those babies were being born at low body weights and growing more slowly than their peers.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a network of village savings and loans associations has been helping women start up their own businesses.
While the groups receive training and technical assistance from an international charity, all the money they work with comes from their own pockets.
The plight of wives who suffer abuse from soldiers returning home from conflict in West Africa has been highlighted in a new aid agency report.
Husbands, not strangers or men with guns, are now the biggest threat to women in post-conflict west Africa, according to a report by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) released on Tuesday.
By Emma Batha The photo shows a woman sprawled in the dirt, grimacing in pain. A man is lunging towards her. The image needs no caption – the man has obviously beaten the woman up and hurled her to the ground.
A new report says women are suffering domestic violence at “alarming levels and with shocking frequency” in post-conflict countries in West Africa.
La guerra de Irak dejó atrás millones de refugiados y desplazados internos. Muchos acaban pidiendo asilo político en el país que se hizo con el suyo aún hoy.