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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 May 27, 2015
Today IRC President and CEO David Miliband delivered the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. The speech underscored what Miliband described as the vital importance of reinventing humanitarian affairs and foreign policy in a world of increasingly complex humanitarian crises. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 26, 2015
Nearly 55,000 people have fled Ramadi since militants overran the city, 75 miles from Baghdad, earlier this month. The IRC is concerned that indiscriminate security measures are preventing many of them from reaching safety. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 26, 2015
As a bloody civil war in South Sudan keeps farmers from planting crops and aid from reaching people in need, as many as 4.6 million people will face severe food shortages in the next few months. Thousands of children could suffer acute malnutrition. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 26, 2015
Exactly one year ago, the first cases of Ebola were reported in Sierra Leone. Laura Miller, with the IRC team there fighting the outbreak, reflects on how much has changed in the course of the year as the country battles the highly contagious virus. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 21, 2015
As violence and fear drive thousands of Burundians to Tanzania, IRC teams are working to meet the refugees' urgent needs. Some 50,000 people are stranded in a tiny Tanzanian fishing village hit by cholera and other diseases. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 21, 2015
In Nigeria and Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of people fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency that has plagued the region. Get updates from Niger country director Matias Meier and other IRC aid workers. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 19, 2015
As violence continues in Burundi following a contested presidential reelection bid, over 111,000 people − most of them women and children − have fled to neighboring countries. Get updates from IRC aid workers responding to the crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 19, 2015
More than 8 million people have been affected by the worst earthquake that Nepal has experienced in 80 years. The IRC is working with our partner, the Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR), which is directly responding to the crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 15, 2015
As Nepal struggles to recover from the devastation of two major earthquakes in less than a month, aid workers from IRC partner AAR are getting food and vital supplies through to thousands of survivors in remote mountain villages. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 14, 2015
The IRC and its partners are helping to make sure Syrian refugees find a way to heal and cope with their new lives. In collaboration with WomenOne, the IRC recently conducted a media-skills workshop where young women were taught how to use video to express themselves and tell their stories to the world. more »