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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 April 21, 2015
Noella Tchekanabo, a Congolese refugee and mother of six, was determined to make the best life for her children. With the help of the IRC, she was recently resettled in the United States to rebuild the life she once dreamed for her family. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 16, 2015
Mustafa Hassan heads a team of 50 people at the IRC who provide care and shelter for more than 2,000 children who have made the dangerous and difficult journey from Syria to Jordan. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 16, 2015
Iraq has faced a tragic cycle of war and violence. Some 2.5 million people have been displaced in the country from ongoing conflict. The IRC documents this forgotten humanitarian crisis. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 15, 2015
This week, schools begin to reopen for the country’s 1.8 million schoolchildren: a sign of life edging back to normal after the Ebola epidemic. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 15, 2015
The IRC is assessing emergency needs in two hospitals in the city of Aden as the ongoing conflict in Yemen continues to escalate. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 15, 2015
The violence in Nigeria has triggered a humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and neighboring countries. Some 400,000 people have sought refuge in Yola, a poor, dusty city in Nigeria’s Adamawa state. Here, the IRC is leading the humanitarian response, providing water, food and emergency shelters for tens of thousands of desperate people. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 14, 2015
After her husband was killed by Boko Haram last year, Gloria Ibrahim fled to Yola, Nigeria where she and her three small children now live with her father-in-law. She is one of the lucky ones to escape the violence erupting in the country. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 14, 2015
In Nigeria and Niger, the IRC is providing emergency support to thousands of people fleeing a violent insurgency that has plagued the region. IRC country director Matias Meier is tweeting updates and photos from the Niger response. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 10, 2015
Nearly 200 houses were destroyed in a fire that broke out in the Ban Mai Nai Soi camp in Thailand on April 7. The camp is home to 13,000 mostly Karenni refugees from Myanmar (Burma). more »
Posted by Peter Biro on April 8, 2015
In rural Myanmar, family planning is often frowned upon by conservative community members and religious leaders. The IRC trains hundreds of women in Kayin state to become advocates for birth-spacing and safe pregnancies. more »
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