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92 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) urgently call for the re-establishment of telecommunications infrastructure across Sudan

Over a year of relentless warfare and indiscriminate violence have destroyed homes, towns, livelihoods and critical civilian infrastructure

 In the midst of the devastating humanitarian crisis that is fast deteriorating in Sudan, we, representing 92 humanitarian, civil society, human rights organizations and members of the #KeepItOn coalition, urgently appeal for the re-establishment of telecommunications infrastructure across the entire country. Sudan has become the world’s worst displacement crisis and…

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Northwest Nigeria: 10,000 people displaced as a result of conflict in the last two months are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, warns International Rescue Committee (IRC)

More than half of the people affected by these attacks are women, which leaves them at risk of exploitation and abuse

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is concerned by the humanitarian impact of increasing insecurity in northwest Nigeria due to conflict between armed groups, not far from the areas where the IRC and its partners currently operate. In Zamfara and Sokoto states, armed attacks have displaced at least 10,000 people and…

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Food insecurity at an all-time high in West and Central Africa: Millions of people face hunger if no immediate action is taken, warns International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC supports communities across the region to ensure their most basic survival needs are met and have the combination of assets and income to prosper through cash relief and livelihoods

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is extremely concerned about escalating food and nutrition insecurity in West and Central African countries. Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria are all anticipated to face Crisis (IPC3) level of food insecurity or worse during the lean season - the time between harvests…

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International Rescue Committee (IRC) Welcomes Passage of United States (US) Humanitarian Aid, Supporting Communities on the Frontlines of Crisis in Ukraine, Gaza and Globally

Amid ongoing challenges such as the latest wave of missile strikes in Ukraine, spiraling conflict in Sudan, and imminent famine in Gaza which continue to uproot and destroy lives, U.S. assistance remains essential

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) welcomes the passage of a $9 billion global humanitarian aid package that will avoid sharp U.S. cuts in the midst of near record humanitarian need and displacement. The package will save lives and help drive solutions to support people facing armed conflict, economic turmoil, and…

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International Rescue Committee (IRC) Announces Winner of Innovation Challenge to Improve Last Mile Medical Supply Delivery

This latest completed challenge was launched in July 2023 and focused on finding new and improved solutions to help medical supplies like medications and surgical equipment reach rural communities

The IRC has named Samuel Kamunyu Karuru of Ghana and Reginah Onyango of Rwanda as the winners of the Wazoku crowdsourcing challenge to improve the last mile delivery of essential medical supplies.  This latest completed challenge was launched in July 2023 and focused on finding new and improved solutions to help medical supplies like medications and…

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Sending refugees to Rwanda, or anywhere else, will never be an effective solution, warns International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC UK Responds to the Passing of the Safety of Rwanda Bill

Denisa Delić, Director of Advocacy, International Rescue Committee UK, said,  “Irrespective of the passage of the Safety of Rwanda Bill, sending refugees to Rwanda is an ineffective, unnecessarily cruel and costly approach.   Rather than outsourcing its responsibilities under international law, we urge the government to abandon this misguided plan and…

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A new study by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and partners reveals women and children are bearing the brunt of the ongoing conflict in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

The study by IRC, the Ecole Regionale de Santé Publique of the Université Catholique de Bukavu (ERSP-UCB), and partners reveals attacks against healthcare in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) impact women and children the most

DRC suffered 159 documented attacks against healthcare facilities in 2022. In the case study areas, healthcare facilities cease operations for up to 4 weeks following an attack; Women avoid seeking antenatal and postnatal care in attacked health centers, risking maternal and infant lives; Shortages of medicines and parental fear endanger malnourished children; Local…

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Funding cuts could increase health and protection risks in Ugandan refugee settlements as more Sudanese refugees arrive, warns International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Sudan has now become the nation hosting the highest number of displaced individuals, and faces the world's largest child displacement crisis

Since the start of the Sudan conflict in April 2023, Uganda has received over 15,000 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers. Additionally, nearly 40% of the total number of refugees that have arrived in the country since January 2024 are from Sudan. The IRC Uganda country program is grappling with significant funding cuts exceeding 30%…

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Sudan: International Rescue Committee (IRC) faces an over 40% increase in aid shipping costs amid Red Sea disruption

The IRC has been compelled to seek alternative routes for the delivery of essential pharmaceutical supplies which are critical for life saving health services

Due to escalating security concerns and attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea, our carrier has made the difficult decision to suspend operations to Port Sudan through the Red Sea route. As a result, the IRC has been compelled to seek alternative routes for the delivery of essential pharmaceutical…

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Poor humanitarian access to displaced populations puts thousands at risk in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), warns International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Sustained funding is needed to provide vital assistance and protection to those affected by the crisis, including displaced populations and host communities

Over 135,000 people have been displaced by ongoing violence since January; Over 600 people have been killed in the last 90 days; Almost 800 people have been injured during continued violence; Almost 200 people have been abducted by non state armed groups.  The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is concerned about the escalating humanitarian…