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    A week without food or water; Iraqi families find refuge in a school
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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...

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...

"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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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 responders and IRC Staff; pledges to extend IRC Ebola-focused operations this fall with new treatment...

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an unprecedented crisis. The number of cases is doubling roughly every three weeks and Ebola will keep spreading exponentially unless the international community takes dramatic steps, right now, to stop it. We have a small window of opportunity to stop the epidemic from spiralling out of control. On October 2,...

Juba, South Sudan 24 Sep 2014 - The IRC welcomes the news from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) that famine has been averted in South Sudan this year as a result of good rains and the massive emergency aid operation. However, the organization is warning against complacency and remains concerned with how South Sudan will cope...


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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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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...

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, girls lacking in educational opportunities are at risk of early marriage and pregnancy, which is reinforcing cycles of poverty and hindering the country’s development. The International Rescue Committee...

The United Nations is on course to deploy 10,000 peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) in September, Herve Ladsous, head of the UN’s peacekeeping operations, confirmed in Geneva on Wednesday. However, the success of the...


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