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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 Anna Kim on November 24, 2014
The IRC supports critical responders on the front lines of Ebola in West Africa—the town chiefs and clan leaders seeking to protect their communities. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 21, 2014
On May 26, the first case of Ebola was reported in Kailahun District in eastern Sierra Leone. The disease quickly spread to neighboring Kenema District, where the IRC has a long history, dating to 1998. Rachel Unkovic writes about the IRC's journey fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 21, 2014
Since December, when a political rivalry erupted into ethnic violence, thousands of people have been killed and nearly 2 million have been forced to flee their homes. Follow our South Sudan crisis Storify feature for updates and images from IRC aid workers and others. more »
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Posted by The IRC on November 21, 2014
The current Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest, longest and most complex in the nearly four-decade history of the disease. IRC global health and emergency response experts share information about Ebola prevention and treatment. more »
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Posted by Tyler Jump on November 21, 2014
After Typhoon Haiyan hit, the IRC and its local partner built safe learning environments for children aimed at learning, healing and processing the past. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 20, 2014
The IRC, which helps resettle thousands of refugees in the United States each year, applauds President Barack Obama’s decision and welcomes the administration’s plans to encourage naturalization for those immigrants who qualify to apply for citizenship. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 20, 2014
Today, the world marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It’s on this occasion that the IRC releases the results of groundbreaking research on preventing violence against children by focusing on the most important people in their lives: their caregivers. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 20, 2014
Showing parents alternatives to harshly disciplining their children can reduce physical and verbal punishments by up to 56 percent, and can lead to better relationships and less conflict within families and communities, according to two IRC studies released today. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on November 19, 2014
One year ago, Typhoon Haiyan swept away almost all of the boats and fishing equipment Nicanor Fernandez and others in his village relied on for food and income. Learn how the IRC helped them rebuild their way of life. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 18, 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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