The IRC in Sierra Leone
In 2002, Sierra Leone emerged from a long and violent civil war that displaced two million people, killed more than 50,000 and fostered widespread abuse of human rights. As the country continues to recover, the IRC brings vital services and protection to the vulnerable population to help them stay healthy and safe and find ways to move toward economic stability.
How We Help
Emergency response in Sierra Leone
- The IRC is partnering with health officials in Sierra Leone to stem an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Read more below.
The IRC's Ongoing Work
- The IRC enrolls students in safe schools with well-trained teachers.
- The IRC trains rural health care providers in lifesaving techniques for treating newborns and their mothers.
- The IRC works to lower mortality rates from treatable diseases like malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea and to make childbirth safe with accessible, high-quality health care.
- The IRC protects women from sexual violence and supports survivors.