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Afghanistan

Afghanistan: A call for security

We the undersigned humanitarian, human rights, civil society and conflict prevention organizations call on the international community to accord NATO a robust stabilization mandate in Afghanistan...

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Somalia

Somali Bantus begin a new life in the United States

Somali Bantu refugees are arriving in the United States with few belongings, sometimes literally with just the clothes on their backs. Their English language skills are limited. They have never lived...

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Iraq

Survey on Iraqi children launched

ERBIL, IRAQ - Jun 1, 2003 - The International Rescue Committee is taking part in a comprehensive assessment of the needs of children and the risks they are facing in post-conflict Iraq. The...

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Iraq

IRC assesses water situation in Haweeja

HAWEEJA, IRAQ - May 28, 2003 The IRC has assessed the water situation in the politically tense northern Iraqi town of Haweeja and its rural surroundings. This area, situated in the predominantly...

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Afghanistan

IRC advances Afghan education system

Responding to a request from the Afghan education ministry, the International Rescue Committee education staff in April held a 15-day management training for 25 education ministry staff, followed by...

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Liberia + 3 more

Continued violence in West Africa imperils hundreds of thousands

Fighting Escalates in Liberia The International Rescue Committee says an escalation in fighting in Liberia between government troops and rebels is preventing access to hundreds of thousands of people...

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DR Congo

Mortality in the DR Congo: Results from a nationwide survey

Executive Summary A complex and violent conflict has raged across much of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since August of 1998. In 2000 and 2001, the International Rescue Committee...

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Iraq

IRC emergency team assesses needs in southern Iraq

An IRC mission to Umm Qasr on April 5, was among the first assessments inside Iraq by a private aid group since the war began. The following is a dispatch from Michael Kocher, the IRC's deputy...

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Iraq

IRC mounts emergency assistance for Iraqis

With the war against Iraq escalating, the International Rescue Committee is deeply concerned about an impending humanitarian catastrophe. The IRC has begun placing staff throughout the region to...

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Sierra Leone

Bringing families together in Sierra Leone

A man looked at a video screen on a camcorder in shock and wonder. He started crying. "That's my daughter in there," he said. "I had no idea that she was still alive." After learning that the IRC was...

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Indonesia

Local Heroes: Stories from IRC Tsunami Survivors

BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA - March 3, 2005 First came the tremors. They reverberated so violently that the walls of the IRC offices cracked and the gate outside fell to the ground. A half hour later, the...

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