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Every day, IRC humanitarian workers are rescuing lives. Here, they offer a glimpse of their experiences, the challenges they face and the courageous people they meet by sharing videos, photos and stories.

Posted by The IRC on April 1, 2015
Most Syrian refugees in Lebanon can’t afford rent, to buy food and fuel, or pay for schooling for their children. The IRC provides cash assistance, accessed through reloadable debit cards, to thousands of the most vulnerable. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 31, 2015
The IRC has been forced to temporarily suspend its programs in the country, but is looking at ways to meet new emergency needs. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 31, 2015
Some 60,000 unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America crossed the U.S. border last summer. The IRC joined the effort to ensure that they were treated humanely and their rights protected. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 30, 2015
Alpha Tamba, a physician assistant from the village of Gbandu in Liberia, joined the fight against Ebola through a local IRC partner organization, Pentecostal Mission Unlimited–Liberia. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 25, 2015
Explore panoramas of the IRC’s work in refugee camps and cities in Jordan where more than 600,000 Syrian refugees have sought safety. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 22, 2015
In 2014 alone, the IRC reached 3.3 million people whose lives have been affected by conflict with access to clean drinking water and sanitation services. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 20, 2015
Confirmation today of a new case of Ebola in Monrovia—the first in 17 days—re-emphasizes the need for strict infection prevention control at all health clinics and hospitals in Liberia. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 20, 2015
IRC president David Miliband says it is well past time for the United States and other Western countries to commit to a dramatic boost in the resettlement of Syrian refugees. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 20, 2015
Already struggling to provide clean water to their own people, villages in Niger are now hosting Nigerian refugees. The IRC is building wells to ensure that everyone has enough to drink. more »
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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on March 19, 2015
Despite the daily hardships of her new life as a refugee, Jamalat, 43, has sought ways to help others less fortunate than she has been. Learning of the plight of five siblings whose parents were killed in Syria, the mother of seven opened her home. more »