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In 1987, civil war drove an estimated 20,000 young boys from their families and villages in southern Sudan. Most just six or seven years old, they fled to Ethiopia to escape death or induction into the northern army. They walked more than a...

After her husband was killed last year, Gloria Ibrahim fled to Yola. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC After witnessing the death of fifteen relatives and neighbours, Gloria Ibrahim fled with her three small children to the city of Yola where an...

Some 2.5 million people have been uprooted by a seemingly endless cycle of war and conflict in Iraq. Many of them have been unable to return to their homes for nearly a decade. Thousands of Iraqis remain in desperate need of shelter, food, water...


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London - Over the past week more than a thousand migrants have drowned attempting to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya. In response, Jane Waterman, International Rescue Committee’s Senior Vice President, Europe, said: “The tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean will likely continue as long as desperate...

For the first time, the International Rescue Committee is providing an academically accredited health training programme for displaced Burmese living in Thailand. More than 250 community members are currently enrolled and will be able to deliver healthcare services within their own towns and villages. "They are going to learn the...

Food aid suspension comes at heels of healthcare cuts for refugees in Jordan With diminishing aid, Syrian refugees at higher risk of child labor, sexual violence and eviction With winter temperatures dropping, Syrian refugees struggle to keep warm and fed with aid cut MAFRAQ, Jordan Dec. 3, 2014 - Dozens of Syrian women refugees have...


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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is deploying emergency experts to Egypt and Tunisia to support relief efforts, as tens of thousands of people stream into the two countries to escape worsening turmoil in Libya. The UN Refugee Agency says the...

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is sending members of its Emergency Response Team to Tunisia to survey the humanitarian needs of thousands of people pouring into the country to escape violence in neighbouring Libya. Veteran team leader Alan...

The International Rescue Committee has aid teams ready to assist people fleeing violence in Libya should a refugee crisis evolve. "We're watching the situation in Libya and surrounding areas very closely," says Gillian Dunn, the head...


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The International Rescue Committee’s Emergency Field Director, Sanj Srikanthan, recently returned from six weeks in Liberia where he was supporting the organization’s 163 staff to tackle the Ebola epidemic. In this two part series, he...

The International Rescue Committee’s Emergency Field Director, Sanj Srikanthan, recently returned from six weeks in Liberia where he was supporting the organization’s 163 staff to tackle the Ebola epidemic. In this two part series, he...

Sifa Mateso’s father passed away when she was in primary school. Her mother was left alone to care for her and her sibling. At age 14, Sifa decided to get married. “I thought I could make a better life and assist my mother and my sibling...


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