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Tanzania

Meningitis outbreak contained in western Tanzania

Kibondo, Tanzania - Sep 26, 2002 - The International Rescue Committee has completed a mass vaccination campaign to stem an outbreak of meningitis in Kibondo District in western Tanzania. IRC-led...

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Sudan + 1 more

Report of ransom in Uganda is false, says IRC

The International Rescue Committee reiterated today that no ransom was paid to gain release of staff members who were set free by the Lord's Liberation Army on Saturday (August 10) in Uganda. Timothy...

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Ugandan rebels free five IRC aid workers

The Lord's Resistance Army has freed five International Rescue Committee aid workers who were abducted Monday (Aug. 5) when the rebel group attacked a refugee camp in northern Uganda where the IRC...

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Uganda + 1 more

Ugandan rebels issue ultimatum for release of IRC aid workers

The International Rescue Committee continues negotiating for the release of four IRC aid workers being held captive by the Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army. The IRC staff members, all...

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Georgia

Aid groups in Georgia condemn attack on human rights office

A consortium of aid groups working in Georgia has issued a letter to Georgian authorities, condemning the July 10 bloody attack on The Liberty Institute, a local human rights group based in Tblisi...

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Afghanistan

Renewed violence threatens aid work in Afghanistan

In a letter to President Hamid Karzai, the agencies warned that unless the violence is contained, "it will become increasingly difficult for the assistance community to reach people in dire need."...

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Sudan

Blocked access deepens humanitarian crisis in Sudan

Washington, D.C. - May 24, 2002 The IRC and eight other aid agencies working in Sudan have warned of the potential of a worsening humanitarian crisis in the south of the country as ongoing fighting...

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Timor-Leste

IRC helps heal East Timor: Reuniting children with parents

As East Timor officially declares independence this week, the IRC is helping the nation heal wounds of long and bloody conflicts by accelerating its efforts to reunite separated children with their...

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Pakistan: Weaving a lifeline in the dust of Basu

Basu Camp, Pakistan - May 18, 2002: Afghan refugees in the bleak North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan are demonstrating how irrepressible is the human urge not only to survive but to prosper. In...

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