The IRC works towards lowering mortality rates and combatting diseases such as malaria and diarrhea.
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 provides young people with business and life skills to help them set up their own businesses.
The IRC provides maternal healthcare to women.
The IRC protects women and girls from sexual violence and supports survivors.
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.