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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 Peter Biro on November 26, 2014
Bentiu camp is a miserable settlement of makeshift huts and tents sitting in a mosquito-infested swamp in Unity State in the north of the country. Almost 50,000 people displaced by fighting in the region have taken refuge here amid sewage and human waste. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 26, 2014
In 1999 Albert Betoudji and his family, refugees from war-torn Chad, were resettled in Salt Lake City, Utah. There, Albert was delighted to discover he could put his love for farming and his agricultural skills to use in his new home. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 25, 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 November 25, 2014
In honor of the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence," which begins Nov. 25, we share 16 ways the IRC works to empower women and girls. more »
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 »