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Posted by The IRC on November 18th, 2014
The IRC's new documentary film, "Escaping Syria," shows the daily struggle of four Syrian families living in Iraq’s largest refugee camp, Domiz and one of Lebanon’s poorest regions, Akkar. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 13th, 2014
Syria's neighbors are hosting more than three million Syrian refugees. But with limited support from other countries, their capacity to help has been stretched to the limit. As a result, Syrian civilians now risk being turned back at their borders. more »
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Posted by Meredith Hutchison on September 18th, 2014
Syrian refugees told the IRC that with dwindling options and scarce resources, many families are marrying off their daughters at a very early age. Read the story of Sabeen, forced to get married at age 15. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 18th, 2014
A new report from the IRC gives voice to thousands of Syrian women and girls who demand that international rhetoric be turned into action in protecting their rights. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 18th, 2014
Most of those displaced by the Syrian crisis are women and girls. A new IRC report reveals the challenges they face, and brings their voices to the world. Follow our Storify feature for insights from today's launch event. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 12th, 2014
For the first time, the IRC has sponsored a boy's soccer team in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp. The team reached the semifinal round of the Zaatari World Cup tournament. This is their story. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 1st, 2014
A group of devoted, super-excited Syrian girls hit the streets recently to send a message to their neighbors in Ramtha, Jordan, where they live as refugees. But instead of carrying placards or distributing leaflets, they handed out homemade cupcakes with messages intended to help Jordanians better understand their lives as displaced Syrians. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 1st, 2014
In honor of the World Cup, the Union of European Football Associations organized a soccer tournament in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp, with each team sponsored by a humanitarian organization. The IRC's team made it to the finals. Get a recap. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 30th, 2014
Over 600,000 Syrian refugees are currently in Jordan, 80% of whom live in urban areas among Jordanian neighbors. Earlier this year, a group of Syrian and Jordanian teenage girls gathered to take part in a two-week social-therapy workshop. more »
Posted by The IRC on June 30th, 2014
More than 1,000,000 Iraqis have fled their homes in the wake of escalating violence — this year alone. They join an additional 1,000,000 previously displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees seeking safety from violent conflict. Many have sought refuge in the northern Kurdish region. more »

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