Defense against malaria
Malaria kills 660,000 people each year – and one child every 60 seconds. Half the world’s population is at risk for this deadly disease, but keeping it at bay is stunningly simple. Sleeping under a mosquito net, like the ones the IRC delivers to refugee camps in northwest Thailand, can reduce rates of malaria as much as 90 percent. A thin net protects a sleeping family from the mosquitoes’ nightly assault and helps stop the spread of one of the world’s deadliest epidemics.
Why they’ll love a Rescue Gift
“Educating girls in underdeveloped countries is really important to both my mother and me, so I gave my mom a Rescue Gift. She said it was the best gift she’d ever gotten.”