IRC in the News
Few issues get more attention nowadays in Afghanistan’s aid circles than insecurity-engendered restrictions on humanitarian access.
The BBC's Emmanuel Igunza visits a South Sudanese village where people have resorted to eating water lilies, amid fears that a famine is looming.
A merciless sun beats down from a cloudless sky and the tropical air feels like a thick, wet blanket. Flanked by dense foliage and large twisted vines, a small group of men and women march single-file along a narrow forest path in Karenni State in eastern Burma.
From the look of it, the Khabat primary school bustles with life. Children flit through the building’s atrium, weaving between stacked school desks and racing past the colorful murals that adorn the walls.
First Lady Salma Kikwete has mentioned issues that touch her most as security, health, education and children’s rights noting that she has been dealing with these since she was a teacher.
Selena Nguyen's family arrived in Phoenix as Vietnamese refugees with few valuables in the 1980s. One day Nguyen came home to find that her parents had been in a car accident. They didn't speak English, and could not explain what happened to the police.
Trauma among refugees is an enormous problem, according to Sherizaan Minwalla, an International Rescue Committee coordinator. Most have heard reports of women being raped, forced into jihadist marriages with ISIS fighters or sold as slaves.