The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides care to Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian refugees. Through the provision of essentials like food and water, medical care, and sanitation, the IRC assists approximately 140,000 Myanmar refugees as well. The organization also provides protection, legal assistance, and resettlement processing for abused women and children.

Grants Received

GM-0030: Displaced Children & Orphans Fund

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    Award Period:
    January 01, 2014 to June 30, 2017

 Country: Burundi  |  Associated APC Country Office: USA - Washington, DC

Community Health Matters Focus Area:

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partner & Communities (APC), the IRC ensures children under 18 in Burundi are in protective and permanent family care. The project aims to mainstream family-based child protection approaches at all levels of the government and contribute to shifts in fundamental skills, social attitudes, and norms regarding child protection and welfare in 10 provinces.

Keywords: Burundi, child health, orphans and other vulnerable youth, vulnerable populations

GM-0040: Expanding Community-based Access to Injectable Contraception

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    Award Period:
    January 01, 2014 to January 31, 2017

 Country: Liberia  |  Associated APC Country Office: USA - Washington, DC

Community Health Matters Focus Area:

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the IRC advances CBA2I programming through a Learning Site in Liberia where representatives from other communities within the country, as well as representatives from other countries and non-governmental organization, can witness best practices in the operation of a CBA2I program that includes CHW administration of injectables. This low-cost and sustainable Learning Site will facilitate further scale-up of CHW provision of injectables in Liberia. 

Keywords: Liberia, CBA2I, injectable contraceptives, key populations, sexual and reproductive health

GM-0015: Child Blindness & Eye Health Program

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    Award Period:
    July 01, 2013 to August 31, 2014

 Country: Thailand, Burma  |  Associated APC Country Office: USA - Washington, DC

Community Health Matters Focus Area:

Implemented by the IRC, the Childhood Blindness and Vision Impairment Capacity Building Project builds the capacity of local partner organizations to deliver quality eye care services. The project expands the availability of quality eye care services for children with visual impairment in the Kayin and Kayah States of Myanmar by supporting essential training and equipment.

Keywords: Thailand, Burma, capacity building, child health, training, vulnerable populations