Africa

Burundi

Burundi

Recovering from years of civil war, Burundians are hopeful for peace after two democratic elections. With hundreds of thousands returning home after the conflict, the International Rescue Committee ...read more
Central African Republic

Central African Republic

For decades, the Central African Republic has experienced conflict. New waves of sectarian violence have displaced at least a million people and stunted the nation’s growth. The International Rescue...read more
Chad

Chad

In February 2004, the International Rescue Committee deployed an emergency response team to Chad to support Sudanese refugees fleeing violence in Darfur. Since then, Chad has hosted 250,000 Sudanese...read more
Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world's least developed country in terms of life expectancy, education, standard of living and key health indicators like maternal and child mortality. Following...read more
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

The International Rescue Committee delivers essential aid to over 100,000 refugees who have fled to Ethiopia from neighbouring countries like Somalia, Sudan and Eritrea and more than 500,000 Ethiopians...read more
Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

The International Rescue Committee has expanded its efforts to meet Ivorians’ urgent needs like clean water, medical care and shelter, and will continue to support them with ongoing services as...read more
Kenya

Kenya

The International Rescue Committee has been working in Kenya since 1992, providing essentials like clean water, health care and shelter to tens of thousands of refugees escaping conflict and natural disaster...read more
Liberia

Liberia

In addition to helping hundreds of thousands of displaced Liberian families, the International Rescue Committee also protected refugees fleeing violence in nearby Ivory Coast and continues to provide...read more
Mali

Mali

Armed conflict and political instability in this West African nation added to the suffering of 3.5 million Malians already facing severe food shortages. Over 520,000 people have fled northern Mali in...read more
Niger

Niger

Niger is regularly hit by disasters including drought, flooding, cholera and locust swarms, and over half the population suffers from food shortages.  The country is also affected by strife in its...read more
Nigeria

Nigeria

The International Rescue Committee began working in Nigeria in 2012, when it responded to the worst seasonal flooding the country had seen in 50 years. The IRC is currently supporting thousands of refugees...read more
Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

As the country slowly recovers from war, the International Rescue Committee brings vital services and protection to the vulnerable population to help them stay healthy and safe and find ways to move towards...read more
Somalia

Somalia

The International Rescue Committee first began assisting Somalis in the early 1980s following the Somalia-Ethiopian conflict. Forced to halt programmes due to a resurgence of violence, the IRC restarted...read more
South Sudan

South Sudan

The International Rescue Committee has been one of the largest providers of aid in South Sudan for over 20 years. Today we provide more than 700,000 people in the struggling new nation with vital services...read more
Tanzania

Tanzania

Welcoming these displaced people has strained Tanzania’s already limited resources and the International Rescue Committee has helped support the refugees with emergency aid and ongoing services...read more
Uganda

Uganda

The International Rescue Committee has been working in Uganda since 1998, when conflict killed tens of thousands of people and displaced more than 1.6 million. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans...read more
Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

A 2008 power-sharing agreement created hope for change but the new Government of National Unity still faces significant challenges in re-starting the country’s economy and delivering quality public...read more

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