Defense against malaria
Malaria kills more than 620,000 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 help 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.”