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DR Congo + 1 more

IRC to vaccinate more than 100,000 in D.R. Congo and Sudan

Weekly Update: March 15, 1999 In the face of a virulent outbreak of measles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, IRC health teams have launched a campaign to vaccinate 80,000 children between 9...

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Sierra Leone

IRC: Crisis in Sierra Leone

In an op-ed article in the Washington Post on January 12, IRC President Reynold Levy summarized the situation in war-torn Sierra Leone and said the U.S. should take four steps: First, give Sierra...

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Serbia + 1 more

Thousands of Albanians refugees have lost their homes in Kosovo

NEWS RELEASE THEY NEED YOUR HELP-NOW! International Rescue Committee (IRC) teams on site in Kosovo report that bone-chilling rains are signaling the start of a deadly winter for thousands of Albanian...

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Serbia + 1 more

IRC Kosovo Program Update

International Rescue Committee (IRC) teams on site in Kosovo report that bone-chilling rains are signaling the start of a deadly winter for thousands of Albanian refugees who have begun to return to...

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Rwanda

Children in Rwanda Four Years Later

Weekly Update November 13, 1998 A delegation to Rwanda last week marked the inauguration of the Leadership Council on Children in Armed Conflict, a new joint IRC-Women's Commission initiative to...

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Rwanda

IRC Rwanda Project

Project Purpose To assist the Government and people of Rwanda in rebuilding and redeveloping their country following the 1994 genocide and civil war which claimed nearly one million lives, and the...

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Serbia + 1 more

IRC Weekly Update: Kosovo

At a briefing held at the IRC October 1st, Buck Northrup, IRC Regional Director for Former Yugoslavia, and Gerald Martone, IRC Director of Emergency Preparedness, reviewed the current situation in...

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Liberia

IRC Liberia Project Description

PROJECT PURPOSE: To restore education and health infrastructures through technical partnerships with the Liberian Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health. PROJECT BENEFICIARIES: IRC's...

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Burundi

IRC Burundi Project Description

PROJECT PURPOSE: To provide water, sanitation, rehabilitation, and resettlement assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and former refugees in seven provinces of Burundi: Muyinga, Karuzi,...

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Serbia + 1 more

Kosovo Crisis Deepens

IRC Weekly Update The fighting between Serb military and ethnic Albanians in Kosovo continues with grave consequences. Entire villages have been fired upon, and homes plundered and torched. As a...

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Albania + 2 more

Impending Crisis in Kosovo and Emergency Response in Albania

Weekly Update - August 24, 1998 In Kosovo, IRC staff is delivering water and sanitation/hygiene kits to people stranded in the mountains having fled the fighting between Serb and KLA forces. More...

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Afghanistan + 2 more

IRC -Security Alerts and Evacuations

Weekly Update - August 24, 1998 As a result of the recent terrorist ombing attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, many of IRC's programs have been on a high security alert. Evacuation of...

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Sudan

Weekly Update: Sudan

FAMINE IN THE SUDAN - IRC has received a commitment of $1.5 million from the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to respond to the current crisis in the Sudan. With the declaration of a cease-fire,...

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Serbia + 1 more

IRC Weekly Update

June 5, 1998 KOSOVO REFUGEE CRISIS - With reports of more than 6,000 Kosovar Albanians fleeing the Yugoslav Army across the border into Albania, IRC is sending Richard Wagner, Emergency Coordinator...

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Iraq

The Halabja Fund

The world is gradually starting to notice the nightmare of Halabja. In 1988, Iraqi bombers subjected the Kurdish town and its 40,000 inhabitants to one of the worst chemical warfare attacks in...

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Uganda

Weekly Update: Uganda

REPORT ON NORTHERN UGANDA - At a brown bag lunch on April 16, Marie de la Soudiere, Director of the IRC's Children in Armed Conflict Program, and Gerald Martone, Director of Emergency Preparedness,...

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DR Congo

Cholera Epidemic threatens Bukavu, DRC

Weekly Update A cholera outbreak that began in Kadutu, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Bukavu, is spreading to other areas in the city and into rural zones and across the border into western...

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Congo

Congo-Brazzaville Project Description

Description of Proposed Program Introduction The International Rescue Committee arrived in Congo-Brazzaville with an initial emergency team responding to an appeal from the United Nations in November...

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