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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 July 16, 2014
As an Ebola outbreak grips West Africa, IRC staff and community health workers have been able to reach 160,000 people in over 800 villages in eastern Sierra Leone with information on how to stop the spread of the deadly virus. more »
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Posted by The IRC on July 16, 2014
When you become a Rescue Partner, your steady support enables the IRC to respond swiftly and effectively when conflict or natural disaster hits, to rescue lives in the midst of chaos, and to help fragile communities rebuild and move toward a more stable future. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 16, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled new violence in Iraq and many have sought sanctuary in the northern Kurdish region. Follow our Iraq Crisis Storify feature to get the latest updates from IRC aid workers and others who are responding to and reporting on the crisis. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 14, 2014
The United Nations Security Council resolution authorized the delivery of aid to Syrians across borders and conflict lines, without the need of local government consent. UN officials estimate that the authorization for cross-border access could allow the UN to potentially reach 1.3 to 2.5 million more Syrians in need. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 12, 2014
For the first time, the IRC has sponsored a boy's soccer team in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp. The team reached the semifinal round of the Zaatari World Cup tournament. This is their story. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 11, 2014
The IRC and InterAction recently sponsored two women from Congo to travel to the United States and speak about their experiences working with women's grassroots organizations in their country. Séraphine and Marie Jeannette Nabintu M’Mirindi reflect on their time in America and their work with women and girls in Congo. more »
Posted by Tamara Leigh on July 10, 2014
On July 5, Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, met with women who are working with and receiving support from the IRC in eastern Congo. Dr. Biden was on a three-nation tour of Africa focused on highlighting education and other issues facing women and girls. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 10, 2014
The IRC speaks up on the funding needs to respond to the surge in arrivals of more than 52,000 unaccompanied children from Central America to the U.S. border since October. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 10, 2014
The IRC is increasingly concerned by the humanitarian crisis now unfolding on the United States’ southwestern borders. There is no doubt that some of the unaccompanied minors now seeking refuge in the United States are bona fide refugees and that others may qualify for other forms of immigration relief. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 8, 2014
On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, humanitarian aid groups raise the alarm that a funding shortfall is imminent and unless new appeals are met the country faces famine and disaster. more »

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