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IRC announces aid to Haitian organizations for recovery efforts – International Rescue Committee

As recovery efforts continue in Haiti more than one month after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated the country in mid-August—and after the affectations caused by the tropical storm Grace—the International Rescue Committee (IRC) updated on its support to strengthen the work of local organizations.
Gina Bramucci, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the IRC, said:
“The IRC has a history of supporting Haiti, starting operations with an emergency response after the 2010 earthquake, and continuing the work in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The country has a strong network of civil society organizations that have been working to respond to the needs of communities, including during crises. After the earthquake, we reached out to former partners to hear from them about their needs and how we could best support their response. We are standing in solidarity with those partners and leaders in the response, and providing rapid funding to help them in their existing efforts.”
The IRC’s response will fund the efforts of three Haitian organizations to implement a variety of activities to satisfy priority needs within the next three months:
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities. Learn more at www.rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook.
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