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When Ebola appeared in Lofa County in rural Liberia last spring, the disease proved devastating. Whole families were wiped out as the virus ravaged villages. Hundreds of new cases appeared every week and hospitals and health centres buckled under...

Nearly four million people have fled the fighting in Syria, seeking safety in neighbouring countries that are struggling to cope with the influx. As the war enters its fifth year, 600,000 Syrians must now call Jordan home. Most live in cities in...

Safe and clean water is a human right. Yet every year, 3.5 million women, men and children die from disease because they don’t have the access they need to water, sanitation and hygiene. That is nearly 10,000 people every day. In honour of...


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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...

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...


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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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