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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 September 21, 2015
As waves of people continue to arrive onto Greece’s shores, the IRC is ramping up its response on the island of Lesbos, the entry point for more than half of the refugees seeking sanctuary in Europe. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 18, 2015
Abous fled his home in central Afghanistan in late August, trekking by foot with his wife and six-month-old son through Iran and Turkey to reach Europe. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 17, 2015
Last weekend on the island of Lesbos, IRC president David Miliband met some of the thousands of refugees fleeing to Europe. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 15, 2015
The IRC's emergency field director Kirk Day talks about the growing humanitarian crisis overwhelming the small Greek island of Lesbos, which has struggled to cope with the massive influx of up to 3,000 refugees arriving daily. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 11, 2015
The IRC has expressed dismay at President Obama’s announcement this week that the U.S. government would increase by just 2,000 the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the country in 2016 — from 8,000 to 10,000. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 10, 2015
More than 381,000 people have fled to Europe by sea this year -- the vast majority are refugees seeking safety from harm. In a policy brief issued today, the IRC recommends ways the European Union and its member states can do more to help refugees more »
Posted by The IRC on September 9, 2015
As thousands of refugees continue to arrive daily on Lesbos, the International Rescue Committee is helping to coordinate the processing and evacuation of the unprecedented numbers stranded on the Greek island. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 9, 2015
The IRC has built temporary learning centers for nearly 30,000 Burundian primary and secondary children aged 3-17 sheltering in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 8, 2015
The IRC is grateful for the overwhelming generosity of people around the world who are helping refugees fleeing war to find safety and a new start. Thank you for all your donations and petition signatures — and for sharing with us why you're helping make all #RefugeesWelcome. Here are some of your stories. more »
Posted by The IRC on September 6, 2015
The IRC is providing humanitarian aid to millions of people displaced by years of brutal conflict in Syria and Afghanistan. We're the only aid group assisting the refugees in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the U.S. Learn how we help. more »