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The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria worsened as new waves of violence hit the town of Baga and surrounding villages in the northeastern state of Borno last week. Hundreds were killed, according to the Nigerian government’s own count, most of...

*Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the volunteers Since the start of the Syrian conflict almost four years ago, over a million refugees have registered in neighbouring Lebanon. Many of them have settled in poor and overcrowded...

"What will happen to the education system nationwide when Ebola has been eradicated? How will we get children back in school? We need to address these questions.” - Gabriel Jonnie Name: Gabriel Jonnie From: Sierra Leone Working in...


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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...

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...


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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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