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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:13
As new waves of violence engulf Iraq, the International Rescue Committee is providing emergency medical care for some 4,000 dehydrated Yazidis, mostly women and children, who have survived without food or water for up to six days while hiding from...
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:32
A group of eight major humanitarian aid organisations condemns the recent killings and attacks on South Sudanese aid workers in Maban County in the Upper Nile State of South Sudan. They call on all parties to the conflict to immediately stop the...
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:43
This week marks World Breastfeeding Week which is celebrated every year in more than 170 countries to encourage proper breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. Breastfeeding requires no costly technology or medicine. Yet it...
Wed, 06/08/2014 - 17:16
The infographic above illustrates the global criteria to declare famine. Although not all of the indicators and conditions of famine are present in South Sudan, the United Nations estimates 50,000 children could face death in the next few months,...
Wed, 06/08/2014 - 10:08
by Tyler Jump In the villages that surround the town of Nyal in South Sudan, markets are empty and health facilities closed. More than 10 health centres that once served the area have ceased all activities since ethnic conflict broke out last...
Tue, 05/08/2014 - 14:11
  Susan is the proud mother of healthy twins, Moses and Abigael. Two months ago, when Susan gave birth the twins, she was worried she wouldn’t have enough milk to breastfeed. With support from the IRC she began attending nutrition...
Fri, 01/08/2014 - 16:42
Click here to view a larger version of the map. What is Ebola? If contracted, Ebola is one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Previous outbreaks of Ebola have had a 50 - 90 percent fatality rate, according to the World Health Organization...
Thu, 31/07/2014 - 17:19
As the humanitarian crisis in Iraq deepens, the International Rescue Committee continues to provide vital support to thousands of families forced from their homes by the violence escalating throughout the region. So far, the IRC has reached more...
Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:32
Nearly a million people have been forced to leave their homes in North Waziristan, a region of northeast Pakistan, since June 14. More than 95,000 have fled to the Afghan province of Khost and another 17,000 to neighbouring Paktika province. Many of...
Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:04
David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), said: "The breakdown of the short Gaza ceasefires raises new and acute dangers of further loss of civilian life.  The scale of death and destruction affecting...

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