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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 27, 2015
In recent months, nearly half a million people have attempted the dangerous journey to Europe to escape from brutal conflicts in places like Syria. But there’s been confusion and debate over the use of the words migrant and refugee to describe the plight of those on the run. We explain the differences. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 27, 2015
On a bright and sunny day, some two weeks after Hurricane Katrina ravaged America’s Gulf Coast, a bus pulls into Atlanta’s Greyhound station carrying a Louisiana family in search of safety, stability and home. An IRC case worker is waiting outside to welcome them. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 26, 2015
The IRC and three other humanitarian aid agencies working in South Sudan say today's peace deal is only the beginning of a long, hard journey toward peace and reconciliation. South Sudan has been caught up in a brutal, 20-month civil war. more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 26, 2015
Follow our Greece refugee crisis Storify feature for updates from IRC aid workers, our partners, and others who are responding to and reporting on the crisis: more »
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Posted by The IRC on August 25, 2015
Zakia, 32, became the first woman elected as a representative in the Arbat refugee camp in northern Iraq to help address the concerns of Syrian refugees. The IRC organizes camp elections every six months. more »
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Posted by Kate Adams on August 25, 2015
In 2005, Albert Mbanfu, a refugee from Cameroon, started a new job with the IRC helping people made homeless by Hurricane Katrina relocate to Atlanta and find work. He recalls his experience as "a displaced person helping displaced people." more »
Posted by The IRC on August 24, 2015
On Aug. 21 the Boise Police Department swore in 8-year-old Rashid as an officer for a day, fulfilling the boy's dream to join the police force. Rashid has been battling a rare form of cancer diagnosed after his family escaped violence in Iraq to start a new life in Boise. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 20, 2015
Only days after Hurricane Katrina destroyed a swath of the Gulf Coast in August 2005, the IRC dispatched an emergency team of relief experts to Louisiana. For the first time in its 73-year history, the organization responded to a humanitarian crisis in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19, 2015
The surge in refugees arriving this summer has given 33-year-old George Tyrikos the chance to repay a 70-year-old family debt to the people of Syria, where his grandmother sought shelter during the Second World War. more »
Posted by The IRC on August 19, 2015
On World Humanitarian Day (August 19), the IRC celebrates the humanitarian spirit and pays tribute to aid workers and volunteers who have helped the world’s most vulnerable people. more »

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