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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.

The IRC is partnering with health officials in Sierra Leone to stem an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

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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