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
The International Rescue Committee has been working in Liberia since 1996, initially helping hundreds of thousands of Liberian families rebuild after a devastating 14-year civil war as well as protecting refugees who fled violence in nearby Ivory Coast.
When an outbreak of Ebola... 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
The International Rescue Committee has been working to help stop Ebola in Sierra Leone since early 2014. The country is still recovering from a long and violent civil war that displaced two million people, killed more than 50,000 and fostered widespread abuse of human rights.
The... 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