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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 Meredith Hutchison on September 18, 2014
Syrian refugees told the IRC that with dwindling options and scarce resources, many families are marrying off their daughters at a very early age. Read Sabeen's story. more »
Posted by Meredith Hutchison on September 18, 2014
Syrian women and adolescent girls shared with us their perception of increased physical and emotional violence in the home since fleeing Syria. Here's Zaeemah's story. more »
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Posted by Meredith Hutchison on September 18, 2014
For many Syrian women and girls living as refugees, walking to school, the store, the latrine, or anywhere else exposes them to threats of harassment and assault. Read Farah's story. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 18, 2014
A new report from the IRC gives voice to thousands of Syrian women and girls who demand that international rhetoric be turned into action in protecting their rights. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 16, 2014
A group of 15 young Syrian women decided to have the "difficult talk" with their husbands through a social therapy workshop organized together with the IRC and Lebanese performer and social therapist Sabine Choucair. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 15, 2014
Today the International Rescue Committee welcomed the deployment of 7,500 United Nations peacekeepers to the Central African Republic (CAR), where brutal sectarian violence has killed thousands of people and displaced hundreds of thousands. more »
Posted by Lucy Carrigan on September 15, 2014
Acclaimed opera singer Danielle de Niese recently traveled to Tanzania to visit IRC child-protection programs in that country. The grand finale of Danielle’s visit was her performance at Nyaragusu for the camp’s youth. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 12, 2014
Helen Dekorne, an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer with the IRC in Baltimore, reflects on her year matching refugees who fled war and persecution with local volunteers who are helping them adjust to new lives in the United States. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on September 12, 2014
After more than 60 years of conflict, Myanmar's nurses and medics from opposing sides are joining forces to address critical health concerns of the country's displaced population in Karenni State in eastern Burma. more »
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Posted by The IRC on September 11, 2014
IRC president David Miliband spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour today about how humanitarian work is crucial in Syria and Iraq. more »