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.
The IRC works towards lowering mortality rates and combating diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea.
The IRC provides maternal healthcare to women.
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.
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.
The IRC is partnering with health officials in Sierra Leone to stem an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.