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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 Tamara Leigh on July 21, 2014
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, girls lacking in educational opportunities are at risk of early marriage and pregnancy, which is reinforcing cycles of poverty and hindering the country’s development. The IRC is mounting a systematic effort to ensure girls are enrolled and succeeding in Congo’s classrooms, so they can take control of their futures through education, and contribute toward the development of their communities. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 19, 2014
The United Nations is on course to deploy 10,000 peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) in September, Herve Ladsous, head of the UN’s peacekeeping operations, confirmed in Geneva on Wednesday. The IRC has remained in CAR during the current crisis to provide lifesaving assistance to thousands of people and operates mobile clinics to ensure that communities have access to essential health services. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 17, 2014
The humanitarian crisis continues in Iraq, where an estimated 650,000 people fled escalating violence in June. More than one million people have been uprooted since the beginning of this year, adding to the 1 million Iraqis still displaced by the outbreak of violence in 2006. more »
Posted by The IRC on July 16, 2014
With new classrooms and innovative approaches to teaching, the IRC is improving education for children growing up in Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. more »
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 »
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 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 »

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