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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 May 11, 2015
Some 60,000 unaccompanied children from Central America, many of them fleeing violence, crossed the United States border last summer. The U.S. State Department’s Central American Minors in-country resettlement program provides a safe way for vulnerable children from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to reunify with a parent in the U.S. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 10, 2015
After 10 long years apart, a refugee mother was reunited with her son With the help of the International Rescue Committee’s dedicated staff in Baltimore. Beautiful, powerful video of their reunification, just in time for Mother's Day‬. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 9, 2015
On May 9, the IRC celebrates Liberia's 42 days Ebola-free. The IRC has been at the forefront of the fight to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March 2014. Get Ebola crisis updates and commentary from IRC aid workers and others. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 9, 2015
IRC executive director in Baltimore Ruben Chandrasekar says it has been a difficult few weeks watching the city struggle to respond constructively to the death of Freddie Gray. He reflects on ways to strengthen the social and economic health of the city in solidarity with all the people of Baltimore. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on May 7, 2015
As Burundi suffers ongoing political unrest, mothers do their best to make a better life for their children and country. The IRC's Sophia Jones recently spoke with some of them and shares their stories. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 6, 2015
Last week IRC aid workers were able to get lifesaving drugs and medical supplies through to the only hospital still operating in Aden, the port city in southern Yemen that has been bombarded for more than a month by air strikes on Houthi rebel targets. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 6, 2015
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. This year, dedicate Rescue Gifts to the special moms in your life and we’ll send a beautiful eCard with your personal message in minutes. more »
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Posted by The IRC on May 5, 2015
An IRC education expert talks with children in Nigeria who fled Boko Haram violence about their determination to go back to school. The IRC has been working with teachers and families to create safe classrooms for them. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 1, 2015
Even before the current conflict in Yemen, half the country's population lacked clean water.The IRC repaired contaminated wells so that Yemenis in rural areas did not have to trek for hours in search of water that is safe to drink. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 30, 2015
Violent clashes erupted this past weekend in one of the world's poorest countries following President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for re-election for a third term. Hear from the IRC's country director. more »
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