Featured Photo: Providing healthcare in violence prone regions
A baby receives a medical exam from a doctor working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a relief agency that uses OPIC political risk insurance to support its work responding to humanitarian crises in more than 20 countries. IRC provides a broad spectrum of services related to health care, improved living conditions, and social services such a prevention of gender-based violence. Because many of the places where IRC operates are dangerous conflict-ridden or post-conflict regions that have little or no rule of law, its personnel and property often face expropriation or forced abandonment. OPIC political risk insurance covers IRC’s potential losses in countries ranging from Afghanistan to Chad to the Democratic Republic of Congo.