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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

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 IRC provides vital services to help Sierra Leoneans who are struggling to get by to stay healthy and safe and find ways to move toward economic stability.

How we help
  • The IRC enrolls students in safe schools with well-trained teachers.
  • The IRC trains rural health care providers in lifesaving techniques for treating newborns and their mothers.
  • The IRC works to lower mortality rates from treatable diseases like malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea and to make childbirth safe with accessible, high-quality health care.
  • The IRC protects women from sexual violence and supports survivors.

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