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Sierra Leone

  • Through our education work we help children to access education and get a better start in life.

    Through our education work we help children to access education and get a better start in life.
  • Safe water and sanitation is a key part of our work.

    Safe water and sanitation is a key part of our work.
  • The IRC works towards lowering mortality rates and combating diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea.

    The IRC works towards lowering mortality rates and combating diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea.
  • The IRC provides maternal healthcare to women.

    The IRC provides maternal healthcare to women.
  • The IRC protects women and girls from sexual violence and supports survivors.

    The IRC protects women and girls from sexual violence and supports survivors.
  • The IRC provides young people with business and life skills to help them set up their own businesses.

    The IRC provides young people with business and life skills to help them set up their own businesses.

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Overview

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 to the vulnerable population to help them stay healthy and safe and find ways to move towards economic stability.

How we help
  • The IRC provides emergency relief to those affected by drought and conflict.
  • The IRC builds and restores clean water sources and promotes good practices that prevent the spread of disease.
  • The IRC provides primary health care services to underserved people in central Somalia and trains health workers.
  • The IRC supports the growth of livelihoods by providing job training, direct cash assistance and food vouchers to farmers, shepherds and small business owners.
  • The IRC promotes good governance through working in partnership with communities as they identify, plan and manage their own development projects.
  • The IRC fosters long-term development by promoting and protecting human rights, particularly for vulnerable groups like children and women at risk of violence.

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