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 encourages stability by protecting and reunifying families as they resettle and by... read more
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 Committee is providing emergency assistance while also helping the people of CAR to... read more
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 more than 350,000 Sudanese refugees as the brutal conflict continues. The IRC has been there to support them... read more
Liberians are cautiously beginning to rebuild their country after two devastating civil wars, spanning nearly 15 years, left 250,000 dead and destroyed infrastructure and basic services.
In addition to helping hundreds of thousands of displaced Liberian families, the International... read more
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 search of safe haven, and another 330,000 have been internally displaced. Mali’s crisis... read more
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 neighboring countries, and conflicts in Libya, Mali and Nigeria have sent an influx of... read more
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 fleeing the insecurity in the Northeast of the country. It is working with local... read more
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 slowly recovers from war, the International Rescue Committee brings vital services and protection... read more
After a long and brutal civil war, South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011. The International Rescue Committee has been one of the largest providers of aid in South Sudan for over 20 years. Today, as the world's newest nation is consumed by its own civil war, the IRC is providing... read more
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 are returning home and looking to rebuild their lives.
The IRC is there to... read more
The people of Zimbabwe have faced several crises in the last decade: economic free-fall and disintegrating public services, food and fuel scarcity and a number of health emergencies.
A 2008 power-sharing agreement created hope for change but the new Government of National Unity still... read more