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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 October 31, 2014
Opera singer Danielle de Niese visited IRC's education work in Tanzania where she met some eager students with big dreams and ambitions. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 30, 2014
The IRC’s Alicia Fitzpatrick reports from King Tom Cemetery in Freetown, currently one of the two sites of all burials in the capital of Sierra Leone. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 27, 2014
Emmanuel Boyah is the IRC's primary health manager in Liberia. On a daily basis he confronts the harsh reality of the Ebola outbreak in hard-hit Lofa County. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 24, 2014
In his audio diary, IRC health worker Tamba Sam talks about the IRC’s prevention work in Kenema, Sierra Leone and how its the local community leaders who have the influence to put a stop to the disease. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 23, 2014
Intelligence, not panic, will win the fight against Ebola says the IRC's Dr. Emmanuel d'Harcourt. Even as a new case is confirmed in the U.S., it is important to remember that Ebola in New York is not the same as Ebola in West Africa. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 23, 2014
A new report shares what the IRC has learned about why children are fleeing Central America, what problems and needs they have upon arrival in the U.S., and what steps the U.S. government should take. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 21, 2014
Rick Neal, an aid worker from Ohio, is in Liberia to help the IRC set up a treatment center for Ebola patients. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 20, 2014
The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 17, 2014
On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we share a story about Mekonnen Tareka, a Eritrean refugee aspiring to become a business owner. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 17, 2014
On this day in 1933, Albert Einstein, father of modern physics and founder of the IRC, arrived in the United States after fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany. Learn more about Einstein and the IRC's beginnings. more »

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