Wed, 22/10/2014 - 14:52
“As hard as it is for me to think about leaving my family for four weeks and being in kind of a scary place, you can only imagine the unbelievable stress and worry and fear that the folks there are dealing with, and have been dealing with for...
Wed, 22/10/2014 - 14:36
by The IRC in Ethiopia At the age of 29, Mekonnen Tareke and his family were forced to flee Eritrea to neighbouring Ethiopia, fearing persecution. He arrived at the Shimelba refugee camp in May 2009 with his wife and two younger brothers. Mekonnen...
Mon, 13/10/2014 - 14:30
The situation in Nigeria continues to worsen as new waves of violence wrack northern Adamawa and Borno states. More than 200,000 people have fled from their homes in the last month alone. On Oct. 2, over 2,000 people crossed from Nigeria into the...
Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:32
International Rescue Committee president David Miliband says the key to success in the battle against the deadly Ebola virus lies with local community leaders. Miliband is visiting the West Africa region today to meet with IRC staff and community...
Thu, 09/10/2014 - 09:38
David Miliband in region to meet with staff and community leaders, encourage international NGOs to embrace effective community-partnership approach  David Miliband meets with Liberian and Sierra Leonean community leaders, aid workers, key...
Fri, 03/10/2014 - 19:05
by Katherine Haggans For the International Rescue Committee team in Sierra Leone, the Ebola outbreak is personal, affecting their friends, their neighbors, and their families. Patricia Ansumana, a program manager from a village in Kailahun District...
Fri, 03/10/2014 - 14:55
The International Rescue Committee staff is deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague Selahdin Mohamed, 33, who was killed in a road accident in southeastern Ethiopia on September 25. The six other IRC staff members who were in the vehicle were...
Thu, 25/09/2014 - 13:30
“While the food crisis in South Sudan is not quite at the level of being called a ‘famine,’ we must not forget that the number of people who are significantly suffering from malnutrition and associated health risks is still at...
Wed, 24/09/2014 - 14:26
  More than 1.5 million people have been uprooted by violence in South Sudan. More than 400,000 have fled into neighbouring countries. International Rescue Committee video intern Parbat Chapagai recently travelled to the Kiryandongo refugee...
Tue, 23/09/2014 - 17:53
“Despite the extent of the difficulties faced by Afghanistan, there is clear evidence that community-based aid can make a big difference. We have seen a dramatic increase in school enrollment, an increase in life expectancy and a reduction in...

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