Tue, 22/10/2013 - 13:49
The International Rescue Committee's Peter Biro reports from the Central African Republic, where political chaos and rampant violence threaten millions of people without making global headlines. The IRC has worked in the country — one of...
Fri, 18/10/2013 - 16:06
The International Rescue Committee is one of only a few international humanitarian organisations working in the often-overlooked Al-Hasakah region of eastern Syria, where a lack of basic services and security has made the delivery of food and...
Tue, 27/08/2013 - 08:59
By Sarah Smith The numbers of children affected by the Syrian crisis are almost impossible to fathom: over three million inside Syria, more than one million living in exile in neighbouring countries. Most have experienced or witnessed horrific...
Thu, 01/08/2013 - 17:31
More than two years after the United Nations declared an official famine in Somalia, over one million people are still without adequate food, water, medical care and other essentials. Drought in 2011 In 2011, a drought led to widespread famine...
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 11:44
"Inside Syria, the International Rescue Committee has talked with refugees who reported that life-threatening shortages of medicines and food and fuel shortages are a daily reality. Doctors told me of colleagues and relatives who have been...
Tue, 09/07/2013 - 10:16
AWEIL, South Sudan - Mading Matith and his wife, Ajak Dit Bol, met and married when they were teenagers minding their families’ cattle near Rumbek, a town that would become part of South Sudan’s Lakes State when the country celebrated...
Tue, 09/07/2013 - 09:56
AWEIL, South Sudan - More than two million Sudanese have returned to their homes in the south since the 2005 peace agreement ended 50 years of brutal civil war in their country. In January 2011, the people of southern Sudan voted overwhelmingly to...
Fri, 05/07/2013 - 16:33
Visit any orphanage in Haiti and you’re likely to find that the overwhelming majority of children there are not, in fact, orphans. Even before a massive earthquake devastated the island nation in January 2010, Haiti struggled with extreme...
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 14:44
By Sophia Jones-Mwangi/IRC KITGUM, Uganda — Cavine Akello was a 17-year-old high-school student when she became pregnant with her son, Rwot Okonya Billgram, whose name means “God has helped me” in the Luo language of Uganda. Cavine...
Tue, 07/05/2013 - 11:39
Meet two families in South Central Somalia whose lives and communities have been improved through International Rescue Committee projects helping drought and famine survivors make a living. The projects receive support from ECHO, European...

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