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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 August 29, 2014
The number of refugees from Syria hit the 3 million mark today, according to data released by the United Nations refugee agency. The IRC's president David Miliband says, "the three million refugees from the Syria conflict represent three million indictments of government brutality, opposition violence and international failure." more »
Posted by The IRC on August 28, 2014
The IRC is at Ebola’s frontline in Liberia, and Emmanuel Boyah, IRC's primary health manager, is leading the response to the deadly outbreak in Lofa County. He says “We are trying to fight for the survival of our people. Ebola is very dangerous, but we have to fight.” more »
Posted by The IRC on August 28, 2014
As the school year starts, hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqi children will not be able to attend classes—a staggering 850,000 children in the Kurdistan region of Iraq alone. While the Kurdistan Regional Government has postponed the school year by a month, the crisis, initiated in June by militants of the Islamic State, has no end in sight. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on August 28, 2014
Since a vicious sectarian conflict erupted in the Central African Republic a year ago, thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced. Despite warnings of even worse violence to come, the world has paid little attention. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 27, 2014
Sulayman from Tel Azair village near Sinjar town, fled into the Sinjar mountain with his wife and eight children. His youngest is only 10 months. They spent a total of 8 days in the mountain before they were able to find their way to the Syrian border. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 27, 2014
In South Sudan, close to 4 million people face starvation and 50,000 children are at risk of dying by the end of the year. In response, the International Rescue Committee is providing around-the-clock lifesaving nutritional support for children, emergency health care, clean water, sanitation services and other critical aid. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22, 2014
The IRC is responding to the influx of new arrivals in the Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda, where Dr. Catherine Ndekera, the IRC’s health coordinator, reports on the situation. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22, 2014
The IRC's Ropak Shaban shares the story of Fatima, 19, who went into labor at a mosque in Dohuk. She fled her home in Mosul after the city was attacked by militants. She was afraid the local government would send her back to her village if she went to a hospital or clinic. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 22, 2014
Weekly Rescue Roundups highlight recent stories, photos, videos and commentary by the International Rescue Committee and its experts. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 19, 2014
World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to celebrate the humanitarian spirit and commemorate those who risk their lives helping others uprooted by conflict and natural disaster, working in the most difficult conditions on the frontlines of emergencies. Today, the IRC recognizes these brave humanitarians and remembers those who gave their lives while carrying out our mission. more »