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Thu, 20/11/2014 - 16:41
Today is the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which sets out the basic rights all children should have – in times of peace and in times of crisis. Here Laura Boone, the IRC’s Child Protection Senior...
Mon, 10/11/2014 - 15:31
The world’s youngest nation is facing a humanitarian catastrophe. Thousands of people have been killed and nearly 2 million driven from their homes in South Sudan since civil war erupted in December 2013. The fighting brought an abrupt end to...
Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:43
On Nov. 8, 2013, one of the strongest storms in recorded history, Typhoon Haiyan, struck the Philippines, disrupting the lives of more than 14 million people. More than 6,000 people lost their lives and 90 percent of homes in the hardest hit areas...
Thu, 06/11/2014 - 16:58
When the road ahead is uncertain and everything has changed, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is there. In this video, Sir Patrick Stewart shares how the IRC helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to...
Thu, 06/11/2014 - 10:12
By Tyler Jump Between 70 and 80 percent of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are a result of contact with the body of someone who died from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Ebola cases in the Western District, which includes...
Tue, 04/11/2014 - 16:33
Amid fighting last week in Bentiu, South Sudan, two International Rescue Committee midwives working in a health clinic at the United Nations base stayed behind to care for two women in labor. After the women gave birth to two healthy babies, a boy...
Tue, 04/11/2014 - 15:41
The International Rescue Committee is leading a group of 10 international aid agencies responding to the Ebola crisis in the West African nation of Sierra Leone. One of these partners is leading the effort to provide safe burials for all those who...
Wed, 29/10/2014 - 20:20
Intelligence, not panic, will win the fight against Ebola says International Rescue Committee senior health director Emmanuel d'Harcourt in an opinion piece published yesterday on Ebola Deeply. Even as a new case of Ebola is confirmed in the...
Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:51
For Tamba Sam, the loss of friends and fellow health workers to Ebola has had its toll. Before the outbreak of the deadly disease in Kenema, the epicenter of Ebola in Sierra Leone, Tamba was part of the International Rescue Committee’s...
Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:15
"We know we're going on the front line to save our people." - Emmanuel Boyah, the International Rescue Committee's primary health manager in Liberia.   On a daily basis Emmanuel and the IRC teams confront the harsh reality...

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