International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Environmental Health

A girl pumps water
Photo: Peter Biro/IRC

The International Rescue Committee implements various environmental health programs for refugees and displaced people in 18 countries around the world, focusing on reducing death and diseases caused by poor sanitation, inadequate water supply, unsafe hygiene practices and vector-borne diseases such as malaria. In every community where it works, the IRC strives to improve access to safe water and proper sanitation facilities and ensures that its beneficiaries understand the importance of practicing proper hygiene and having safe water sources.

From the field

Read blog posts about the IRC's water and sanitation work around the world

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