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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 November 27, 2014
"If you ever need to re-affirm your faith in humanity, stop by a Thanksgiving meal for refugees." The IRC's Emily Sernaker reflects on sharing Thanksgiving with families who are building new lives in the United States. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on November 26, 2014
The IRC's Peter Biro shares powerful photos from Bentiu camp, where 50,000 people displaced by the ongoing fighting in South Sudan have been forced to take refuge amid swamps, sewage and human waste. more »
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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. more »
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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 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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