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The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to combat the spread of Ebola since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March. Get the latest updates from the front lines of the humanitarian response.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

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November 28, 2014 | Blog Post
Ruth Cachuela, Agdaliran’s village president, was devastated when Typhoon Haiyan destroyed 205 of her community’s 275 houses. While many of the homes higher up the slopes were still standing after the typhoon, most of those built along the bay were demolished by wind and waves.
November 28, 2014 | Blog Post
These are the voices of women in the Central African Republic. Since 2013 the already unstable country has descended into chaos and become engulfed by sectarian violence. Approximately 120,000 people have fled the country since December. Reports of sexual violence have increased dramatically.
November 27, 2014 | Blog Post
"If you ever need to re-affirm your faith in humanity, stop by a Thanksgiving meal for refugees." The IRC's Emily Sernaker reflects on sharing Thanksgiving with families who are building new lives in the United States.
November 26, 2014 | Blog Post
Bentiu camp is a miserable settlement of makeshift huts and tents sitting in a mosquito-infested swamp in Unity State in the north of the country. Almost 50,000 people displaced by fighting in the region have taken refuge here.

Voices for the IRC

Model Nykhor Paul joins the IRC to raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. In August 2014, Nykhor visited two camps in the Gambella region of Ethiopia where thousands of South Sudanese refugees have sought shelter from ongoing violence in the country. 

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President’s News & Notes: From David Miliband

Updates from IRC President David Miliband and his perspective on our lifesaving work around the world.