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    IRC addresses urgent health concerns of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
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    Inside the Iraq crisis: Mother gives birth in a bathroom
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    We have 500 days left to get 58 million children back in school - IRC takes the pledge
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    A week without food or water; Iraqi families find refuge in a school
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    International Rescue Committee selected as Financial Times 2014 seasonal appeal partner
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    Doctors in Somalia protecting survivors of sexual assault

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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...

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...

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...


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New research shows supporting parents and primary caregivers effective in keeping children safe in post-conflict and displacement situations IRC recommends increase in funding for evidence-based parenting programs and research to prevent violence against children in contexts of crisis IRC calls on governments, multilateral institutions...

Syrian civilians trying to escape the brutal war inside Syria risk being turned back at the borders and the number of refugees finding safety abroad has declined dramatically, according to a new report. Faced with limited international support and huge strains on their economies, the countries neighbouring Syria are making it harder for...

  • Releases Call to Action to put community leadership at forefront of Ebola Response • Community-led, community-driven solutions are key • IRC to put $500,000 into community empowerment The International Rescue Committee (IRC) today issued a call to action to governments, donors and responders on the ground in West Africa...


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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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