Africa and the Middle East
Africa and the Middle East
Healthcare
Healthcare

Challenge

Access to key services such as clean water, healthcare, and education are limited in many parts of the world because of political unrest, conflict, and poor infrastructure, which is often strained by large refugee populations.

Solution and Impact

Political risk insurance supports the work of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a relief agency that responds to humanitarian crises around the world. By protecting against losses resulting from forced abandonment or expropriation, this insurance enables IRC to support displaced people, provide emergency health and sanitation services, stem gender-based violence, and respond to disease outbreaks and pandemics. This work supports disease detection and response. DFC’s insurance supports this work in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East including Georgia, Iraq, Niger, and Zimbabwe.