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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 October 23, 2014
A new report shares what the IRC has learned about why children are fleeing Central America, what problems and needs they have upon arrival in the U.S., and what steps the U.S. government should take. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 21, 2014
Rick Neal, an aid worker from Ohio, is in Liberia to help the IRC set up a treatment center for Ebola patients. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 20, 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 October 17, 2014
On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we share a story about Mekonnen Tareka, a Eritrean refugee aspiring to become a business owner. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 17, 2014
On this day in 1933, Albert Einstein, father of modern physics and founder of the IRC, arrived in the United States after fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany. Learn more about Einstein and the IRC's beginnings. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 17, 2014
The IRC welcomes the award of full citizenship to Burundian refugees who fled to Tanzania in 1972. The IRC has been working with in Tanzania for over 20 years, providing education, health services and other support to the refugees. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 17, 2014
Weekly Rescue Roundups highlight recent stories, photos, videos and commentary by the International Rescue Committee and its experts. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 16, 2014
On a recent sunny day at the Shimelba refugee camp, home to some 6,000 displaced Eritreans in northwest Ethiopia, more than 250 children gathered to watch their peers act out plays, recite poems and sing songs. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15, 2014
October 15 is Global Handwashing Day. Kids at an IRC "child-friendly space" in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, demonstrate how to wash your hands thoroughly in six steps -- with a catchy song. more »
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Posted by The IRC on October 14, 2014
Interviewed on Oct. 11 in Monrovia, Liberia, IRC president David Miliband says that people are afraid to go to health centers because they think they might catch Ebola there. He talks about the IRC's work to prevent the spread of the disease and provide medical care. more »
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